Yosemite Day Hikes

20 customer reviews from a 5-star summer "Customer" isn't the right word for guests of Lasting Adventures' guided backpacking trips and summer camps. Sure we're hired guides, but it only takes a day or two on trail to realize the relationship roots much deeper than business....

From the dry cleaners to guide life in Yosemite, one man's tale of tasty 'dillas. By Curtis Ivanoff, Lasting Adventures intern   Last summer I worked at the dry cleaners. I felt stuck, frustrated and bored. All I did for the job was stand in one position, scan...

Takeaways From A Yosemite Retreat For Women Fighting Cancer by Nicole Frati, Lasting Adventures guide “We are so thankful you are here.” Those were the first words that came out of Laura’s mouth as I walked up to her and nine other smiling women for the start of...

Standing Proud: A Half Dome Summit On Opening Day   Everyone has people in their lives, places, and unique things about themselves that makes them proud to be who they are. For me, a recent experience guiding our first Half Dome in a Day hike of the season...

After months of heavy precipitation in the Sierras, a unique and spectacular season for Yosemite waterfalls has arrived! Spring is in the air in Yosemite, and as the snow melts after an exceptionally heavy winter in the backcountry, a fleeting and truly outstanding waterfall season is...

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...

A collection of trail-inspired tunes to set you free wherever you may be. It’s wintertime, and the Sierras are covering themselves in a beautiful blanket of wild, unpredictable, fuzzy snow. That hasn't stopped us from getting into the wilderness with some adventurous snowshoeing friends this season,...