Top 20 Highlights from Our Lassen Backpacking Summer Camp

Sunset at the lake with a 6-day Lassen High Country Adventure group.

This summer we ran more trips in Lassen Volcanic National Park than we ever have. We had the opportunity to backpack in this park with 4 6-Day Lassen High Country Adventures, 2 of our 13-day Summer Camps, and even a 6-Day Lassen Young Adventurer’s trip! In total, at least 40 youth got to experience the […]

Top 25 Highlights from Our Yosemite Backpacking Summer Camp

This epic sunset is one of our top 25 Yosemite Summer Camp Highlights from 2022

In Yosemite, Lasting Adventures has been running Summer Camp backpacking trips for kids for over 25 years! In fact, this is the park where it all began! Yosemite really does have that something special and many kids got to experience what that special ‘thing’ is this summer. We waved goodbye to 12 groups of kids […]

The Top 25 Highlights of Olympic National Park Summer Camp Backpacking

Backpackers on a trail above the clouds

This Summer was our second running Summer Camp trips up in Olympic National Park in Washington and it was stellar! We changed things up a bit and split trips to be either Mountain or Coastal, and also offered our first 13-day backpacking trip where they did both! The young ones didn’t miss out either as […]

Climbing the Captain

El Capitan at sunset

Seven days ago marked our return to Yosemite Valley for the season. John’s white Ford van rolled into the Curry Village parking lot at 7:30 PM, and by nine we were ferrying loads to the base of El Capitan (accompanied by our new friend and fellow guide Maddie Hodge). Three ropes, two haul bags, pounds […]

The Ultimate One Day Trip to Yosemite National Park

Experience the best Yosemite has to offer in a day

Yay! You’re planning a trip to Yosemite! Home to incredible granite formations, powerful waterfalls, giant Sequoia groves, and some of the world’s most breathtaking views, Yosemite National Park is truly one of America’s greatest national parks. However, with 747,956 acres to explore, you won’t have enough time to see it all. You may even only […]


Whether you’re tackling a 6-Day Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome backpacking trip in Yosemite or a leisurely 3 days on the Ozette Coast in Olympic National Park, the importance of a hearty breakfast in the backcountry is undisputed. A breakfast done right can really fuel your fire and keep you going when the going gets tough on the trail. […]