Yosemite Backpacking

Advice from Experts on How to Get a Half Dome Permit   Summiting Half Dome made simple: A cheat-sheet from the guides who do it most Featured image by Dimitri Sagatov Getting Past the Permits Hiking to the summit of Half Dome is on your bucket list, but the permitting process...

[rl_gallery id="13328"] Getting High on Granite with Yosemite's Most Experienced Hiking Guides There's more than one reason why Lasting Adventures is the top-rated Yosemite guide service and summer camp on TripAdvisor and Google. Our day hikes show visitors a side of Yosemite that only decades of experience...

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...