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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!
MEET YOUR GUIDES
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.