Full payment is due upon registration for all Day Trips and preferred for all Backpacking Trips and our youth Summer Camp series. During check-out you may opt to pay 50% now and 50% 60-days out. If choosing this option you will be billed automatically at or shortly after the 60-day interval for the remaining amount. Feel free to contact us personally to set up any other payment plan. When registering online expect to pay 2.7% in processing fees. These fees can be avoided by paying by mailing a check with a Reservation Form.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Lasting Adventures reserves the right to cancel trips. If this is the case a full refund of the amount paid will be returned. Lasting Adventures is not responsible for additional expenses incurred while preparing for the trip.
If you cancel or leave a multi-day trip for any reason:
More than 90 days prior to the trip start date, we will grant you a full refund less a $50 per/person processing fee.
Between 89 and 60 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 25 percent of the trip cost.
Between 59 and 45 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 50 percent of the trip cost.
Between 44 and 30 days prior to the trip start date, we will retain 75 percent of the trip cost.
Less than 29 days prior to the trip start date, or once the trip has begun, there will be no refund.
Day Hike Cancellation Policy: Full refund less a $25 per/person processing fee if more than 30 days out, 50% refund with 72 hours notice, no refund within 72 hours.
Don’t forget our Trip Credit Policy below!
TRIP CREDIT POLICY
Once you book a trip with Lasting Adventures, your credit is good towards switching to another trip pending spaces are available. This change must occur more than 30 days prior to your original start date. This credit is good through the end of the following season after the season in which you originally scheduled. Credits are non-refundable.
In addition to full payment; final acceptance of any participant is subject to receipt and review of all the Required Forms. These forms are also attached to your confirmation email once you register online.
We will require an additional medical release for any prospective guest who is currently under the care of a physician for any ongoing disease, illness, or any other condition/factor that may be a concern on the trip.
For your protection, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance provides you with trip cancellation/interruption, travel delay, medical expenses, emergency assistance, air flight, baggage and baggage delay coverage to protect your financial investment. We recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
All trips are subject to itinerary changes for a wide variety of reasons including, but not limited to permitting, weather, forest fires, park or public land closures, and/or road closures. In most all situations we will offer an alternative itinerary of equal value and quality or a credit through the end of the following season. Payments are non-refundable for itinerary changes. If a trip is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control a trip credit equal to the full amount paid will be issued.
Due to the nature of backpacking, our guides work long hours. In order to provide the best possible experience to our guests and our guides, we limit the number of hours that our guides work to 15 hours per day. Guides will not be required to be available from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, unless agreed upon by the group prior to this standard break period. (This varies on our summer camps, where our staff is available at all times as needed.)
During time off, our guides will be available for emergencies, but should be allowed to rest and should not be considered available for other purposes outside of working hours. Please refrain from requesting non-time-sensitive assistance from guides during this period. During working hours, our guides are also entitled to take off 10-minutes every four hours between 6am and 9pm. We appreciate your cooperation with these scheduling requirements.
Lasting Adventures understands that firearm laws and policies vary in every area we operate in. Regardless of local laws and policies, Lasting Adventures does not allow firearms on any of our trips.
2019 SNOWPACK UPDATE
Our snowpack this year in the Sierras is currently at about 150% of normal. We anticipate a late opening for the Yosemite High Country with snow prevalent into late June and beyond at higher elevations. River, creek, and waterfall flow will be at high and sometimes dangerous levels. Any trips through mid-late June can be impacted and back-up itineraries will be offered when necessary.
Due to the high snowpack this year- all multi-day trips through mid to late June will meet in Half Dome Village. There will be no meeting in Tuolumne Meadows until the end of June/early July. This can change based on conditions. Further updates will be provided by email for registered clients and campers.