5 Benefits of An Alpine Start For The Half Dome Summit

A great cup of coffee to jumpstart an early summit on Half Dome? Yes, please. Yosemite’s Half Dome is a sacred summit. During the few months it opens to the public, thousands of people apply for only 300 permits a day to top this iconic peak in Yosemite National Park. There is roughly a 5-percent […]

7 Must-See Sights of Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park: 7 Must-See Sights of Northern California’s Jurassic Wilderness By Riley Cox, Lasting Adventures guide Nestled in the mountains of Northern California lies the volcanic wonderland of Lassen Volcanic National Park, a broken landscape of alpine forest lakes and stark lava beds, steam fumaroles and bubbling mud pits lending glimpses into the raw power […]

Top 10 Questions for Lasting Adventures about the Ferguson Fire

Top 10 Questions for Lasting Adventures about the Ferguson Fire 7/25/2018 For updated information please see: HERE How big is the Ferguson Fire? The Ferguson Fire is currently nearing 40,000 acres.   Where is the Ferguson Fire currently located? The Ferguson Fire is located to the north and south of Highway 140 between Mariposa and […]

Wildlife on a Yosemite Backpacking Trip: Should I Be Worried?

Wildlife on a Yosemite Backpacking Trip: Should I Be Worried? By: Juliet Ramirez & Scott Gehrman I was recently on a wilderness backpacking trip with Lasting Adventures in Yosemite National Park that felt like it couldn’t get any better. I was saying a heartfelt goodbye to my fellow hikers when we saw something running through […]

Youth Conditioning: Preparing your Child for a Summer Backpacking Trip in Yosemite

Youth Conditioning: Preparing your Child for a Summer Backpacking Trip in Yosemite By; Juliet Ramirez, Assistant Program Director The summer season is quickly approaching! The flowers are blooming, the bears are awake, and summer camp backpacking trips are right around the corner. This is an exciting time, and amidst that excitement, It is a great […]

Is Your Child Ready For A Backpacking Summer Camp?

Finding the right adventure summer camp in California can be daunting, but the first question you should ask yourself, is your child ready for a multi-day backpacking adventure? Hiking by waterfalls, campfires alongside a lake, and reaching the summit of a peak tend to gain much interest from those youths seeking adventure. The journey to […]

Take A Budget-Friendly, Relaxing Vacation This Year

The holidays are a great time, but they can also be very stressful. That’s why you need to take a small trip when you can. Going away even for just a few days can help you feel better. But how can you pay for it? A week-long trip sounds great, but the costs of flights, […]

Yosemite​ ​Family​ ​Adventures – ​5​ ​Ways​ ​To​ ​Prepare​ ​For​ ​Family​ ​Backpacking​ ​Trip

​5​ ​Ways​ ​To​ ​Prepare​ ​For​ ​Family​ ​Backpacking​ ​Trip Eager to do a Yosemite family adventure, but not sure where to start? Lasting Adventures is here to help!  Backpacking can be a very new and foreign experience for anybody, let alone preteens and children. Introducing your children to backpacking early on is an awesome way to […]

#GivingTuesday and Beyond

#GivingTuesday and Beyond How Your Donation Can Help A Youth Experience Nature “Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning […]

​Yosemite Guided Tours You Can Conquer In 6 Hours!

We all know the mountains are calling, but sometimes you don’t have as much time to explore them as you would like.  There are many reasons for having a time limit on your Yosemite hikes, dinner back at the campsite, tired little ones who can only go a half day or maybe you driving back […]