Why I Guide

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, is Lasting Adventures' staff is considered family to some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you'll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in...

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, Lasting Adventures is family for some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you'll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in the backcountry, they...

Catching up with one of Yosemite's best backpacking guides. Name: William Heaps Position: Gear and intern coordinator, veteran guide Age: 32 Years guiding: 5 Hometown: Greeley Hill, CA School/Degree: BYU/Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, Therapeutic Recreation Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR   How did you get into backpacking? I was really into trail running...

[rl_gallery id="12354"] How Yosemite's best backpacking guides prepare for summer in the backcountry. Photos by Quinn Sullivan & Mike Misselwitz A lot more goes into staff training at Lasting Adventures than learning life and wilderness skills, safety protocols, customer service and food prep. Every year at the beginning...

Comfort Zone: Unknown | A Yosemite Adventure in Pursuit of Progress by Michael Misselwitz, Lasting Adventures content director/guide Leaving our comfort zones can be difficult, especially when we’re not used to doing so. That’s the beauty of doing it, a challenge that often contributes to the worth...

Written By Juliet Ramirez I grew up in a small town on the Gulf Coast where I was taught to be pretty, not strong. I was bookish. I thrived in school, but I never thought of myself as athletic or particularly capable in the wilderness. I...

Written By Riley Cox Jeff was not a large man, but neither was he small. At about 5’ 10”,  his legs were like tree trunks, his powerful calves rippling with exertion as he climbed his way up the smooth granite dome. He farts, a loud trumpet sound...

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