2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!

2021 Traveler’s Choice on Trip Advisor – Over 1,200 5 Star Client Reviews!


Founders Fall Adventure

Founders Fall Adventure

Trip Highlights:

High Alpine Wilderness

Fundraising Trip

Meet the Founder

Granite Peaks and Domes

Merced River

Vernal & Nevada Falls

Our Founder and our Operations Manager are your guides for this iconic Yosemite Guided Backpacking Trip to raise funds for disadvantaged youth!


Join Lasting Adventures’ Founder/Executive Director, Scott Gehrman, and our Operations Director (and former Yosemite Wilderness Ranger) Chris Hubach, on a special 6-day Yosemite guided backpacking trip through the backcountry with our two most experienced staff members! As one of the park’s most devoted stewards, Scott has been coming to Yosemite since childhood, and guiding here for more than 25 years! As a former wilderness ranger, Chris successfully hiked every step of Yosemite’s 800-mile trail network, and logged plenty of off-trail miles along the way. With more than 30 years of combined backcountry experience in the park, the duo hosts an unparalleled wealth of Yosemite knowledge to share with guests—from hidden secrets of Yosemite’s fascinating history to locations of the park’s lesser-known backcountry marvels. They are also both wizards in the backcountry kitchen (Chris specializes in vegetarian cuisine) who are passionate about creating delicious menu items to accommodate all guests, so no matter what your diet demands, you’ll eat like high-country royalty in their company! Scott has picked one of his favorite itineraries that gives you a incomparable presentation of everything Yosemite has to offer.

What’s best about our Founder’s Fall Adventure? It’s designed as a fundraiser for our youth scholarship program, and all profits go toward providing positive outdoor experiences for disadvantaged youth and teens!


Scott Gehrman, Founder/Executive Director

Scott is the founder and executive director of Lasting Adventures. He has been coming to Yosemite since childhood, and guiding in the park for just over 25-years. (He’ll tell you he started when he was young, and that he did; at the ripe age of 22.) Scott has logged thousands of miles in the Yosemite backcountry and well over 150 Half Dome summits, all while claiming to be afraid of heights. Over the years, Scott’s history of high-adventure experiences and first-hand encounters in the Yosemite backcountry have armed him with countless stories of his personal escapades, such as the time he awoke face-to-face with a black bear! He also has an arsenal of campfire tales stemming from an affinity for the lesser-known Native American and pioneer history of Yosemite. Scott’s favorite locations in Yosemite include Clouds Rest, Matterhorn Canyon, and Vogelsang Pass, the latter of which is in the itinerary for this adventure! When not in Yosemite, Scott can be found snowboarding, or hiking the slopes of Tahoe with his dog, and Lasting Adventure’s spirit animal, Summit.

Chris Hubach, Operations Director

Chris is Lasting Adventures’ Operations Manager who spent eight years as a Yosemite National Park Wilderness Ranger before joining our team. He has hiked every inch of trail within Yosemite and all but 20 miles in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he was also a Wilderness Ranger. Chris is not only a Wilderness EMT, but also a certified Leave No Trace Master educator with a vast amount of Yosemite knowledge accrued over more than a decade spent working and living in the area. His favorite locations in Yosemite include Mount Clark, Mount Hoffman, and Tenaya Creek, and as a history buff, takes particular interest in the park’s fascinating past. Chris began working with Lasting Adventures in 2018, and continues to evolve as a knowledgable steward of Yosemite in his current role. When Chris isn’t working, he spends his time traveling, and has visited 36 countries across the globe! The only continents he hasn’t been to yet are Australia and Antarctica–but they’re next on the list!

Also on this trip you can expect to benefit from 1-2 more of our experienced Yosemite guides who will join in on the fun while providing additional support to this exceptional experience.

Mileage & Difficulty

37 Miles


6 Days



Per Person

Departure Info

4 pm
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#1 Rated Guide Service in the West

Guide Service Guest, 2021
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"My son and I (both tax accountants) recently enjoyed a three-day private guided backpacking trip with Last Adventures. The trip met all our expectations; we had a great time! The guide’s love of her work and knowledge of Yosemite National Park made the trip a success. She planned all the details, provided excellent gear, and made sure everything worked out as planned"
Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
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"Lasting Adventures made my trip to Yosemite a dream vacation! It was stress-free because every detail was covered from food and transportation to clear meeting instructions and itinerary. Our guide took a hike that would have been fun and made it magical by explaining the history and ecology of the area we were hiking. He matched our pace and often let us lead. I can't say enough good things about Zachary and Lasting Adventures!”
 Yoga Retreat Guest, 2021
Yoga Retreat Guest, 2021
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“I did the Yosemite yoga 3 day backcountry camping. It was amazing! I would definitely do it again. The food was great! The scenery was superb camping in high country aside a mountain lake, and the guides and yoga instructor were fantastic!!!”
 Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
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"We were a group of 7 family members (ages 22-65 years old), and for all of us it was our first hiking/backpacking/camping experience. We all had such an amazing yet challenging experience! Our guides’ spirit, cooking, and knowledge were great!”
 Guide Service Guest, 2021
Guide Service Guest, 2021
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“We backpacked with a group of 7 other people from 'Backpacker's Camp' to Mae Lake, up to Mt Hoffman, Cloud's Rest, and finally completed the trip with an amazing last day, summiting Half Dome at sunrise! It. Was. Incredible!! Our guides immediately made us feel comfortable and excited. Their passion for the wilderness, people, and their career as a guide is contagious. If you have the chance to go on a Lasting Adventures trip - please do it!”

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