Yosemite Backpacking

A Yosemite family backpacking trip spanning three generations and dozens of miles. Words and photos by Kara Maceross, Lasting Adventures guide   As I was preparing for my last trip of the season with Lasting Adventures I looked at the forms to find out about my next crew...

What 27-Days in the Yosemite Backcountry Did For One Summer Camper by Zoe Ferguson, Lasting Adventures staffer and former summer camp attendee   Enrolling in the 27-day Junior Leadership summer camp program was an easy decision for me. After going on both the 6- and 13-day youth trips...

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....

[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...

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...