Understanding Altitude Sickness

Understanding Altitude Sickness

Understanding Altitude Sickness: Causes, Symptoms, Preventative Measures, and Treatment If you travel to an area of increased elevation without allowing time for your body to acclimate, there is a chance that you may experience altitude sickness. Altitude sickness, also known as elevation illness or mountain sickness, occurs in areas with lower oxygen levels and can…

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Getting To Know The Trees Of Yosemite

Getting To Know The Trees Of Yosemite

Examining Yosemite’s diverse climate and its fascinating collections of trees Within the 747,956-acre expanse of Yosemite National Park, ground elevation varies from as low as 2,105 feet at the Merced River to a towering 13,115 feet at the peak Mount Lyell, Yosemite’s highest point. This drastic change in elevation taking place within relatively few miles…

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Summer 2021 Yosemite Reservation System Explained

Summer 2021 Yosemite Reservation System Explained

Understanding Yosemite’s Reservation and Admission System for Summer 2021 (Pro tip: Book a tour with us and we’ll deal with it for you.) As Yosemite continues to navigate the changing climate of coronavirus along with the rest of the world, their admission policy and visitor permit plan evolve. Last summer, Yosemite instituted a day-use reservation…

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The Wild and Amazing Women of Yosemite

The Wild and Amazing Women of Yosemite

Four women who changed Yosemite forever. by Kara Maceross Cover photo: Yosemite climbing legend, Lynn Hill, LA Times Women have played an influential role in the history of Yosemite for thousands of years, although you don’t hear their names as often as you may the likes of John Muir, Chief Tenaya, Galen Clark, Ansel Adams,…

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Top 10 Things I Learned From Attending Yosemite’s Firefall

Top 10 Things I Learned From Attending Yosemite’s Firefall

The Horsetail Fall “Firefall” is one of the most coveted photo ops in the valley. But it’s also one of the hardest to get. Here are  10 things one guide learned from attending this winter. Photos and words by LA guide, Kara Maceross A few years ago when I started working for Lasting Adventures I…

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Three Romantic Views in Yosemite

Three Romantic Views in Yosemite

Valentines Day or not, these romantic views in Yosemite National Park are sure to dazzle any date. There’s nothing more romantic than a breathtaking view, and Yosemite National Park has plenty of those. If you’re visiting Yosemite with a partner on Valentines Day—or anytime time you’re feeling romantic—we have a few date recommendations to check…

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Celebrating Black History: America’s Buffalo Soldiers

Celebrating Black History: America’s Buffalo Soldiers

A Brief History of America’s Original National Park Guardians, The Buffalo Soldiers Let’s take a journey back to a time long before the National Parks existed. In the year 1865, after the end of the American Civil War, a fractured United States sought to begin rebuilding and expanding into the Western frontier. Congress passed the…

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Guides Only: An Epic Adventure Down Tenaya Canyon

Guides Only: An Epic Adventure Down Tenaya Canyon

The Lasting Adventures Guide Staff Takes on Tenaya Canyon words and photos by LA guide, Kara Maceross Disclaimer – Hiking/Canyoneering in Tenaya Canyon is dangerous and should only be attempted by those with the knowledge, research, experience and proper equipment. Take a journey back in time with me to 2018, a magical time where we…

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Backpacking With A Baby Part 2 | Gearing Up

Backpacking With A Baby Part 2 | Gearing Up

By LA Guide and Gear Manager, Will Heaps How To Gear Up For Your Baby’s First Backpacking Trip Have you ever heard of the phrase “shrink it and pink it”?  It’s a technique used by outdoor gear manufacturers to cut costs. Instead of creating custom items designed for different human bodies (in this case male…

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