A Guide’s Take: Subtle Features Of 2020’s Best Backpacking Gear

A Guide’s Take: Subtle Features Of 2020’s Best Backpacking Gear

This article by LA guide Michael Misselwitz was originally published on MensJournal.com.   Less-obvious gear qualities that make backpacking way better As a guide who spends the better part of each summer embedded in the backcountry, my quality of life depends on the contents of my pack. Over the seasons, I’ve found that the best…

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How to Go Backpacking With Young Kids: 3 Key Factors

How to Go Backpacking With Young Kids: 3 Key Factors

by Chrissy Murphy, Lasting Adventures guide and mother of twin 5-year-old boys Make your first backpacking trip with the kids a pleasant surprise using these three hacks. Pleasantly surprised. This small phrase holds so much more meaning than a mere two words can convey. But in a nutshell, pleasantly surprised describes my reaction to our…

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MONITORING CALIFORNIA’S FIRES: BEST ONLINE RESOURCES OF 2020

MONITORING CALIFORNIA’S FIRES: BEST ONLINE RESOURCES OF 2020

Featured image by LA guide, Nick Estrada The best online tools for tracking, monitoring, and managing risks of the 2020 California fire season. 2020 is proving to be full of surprises, not the least of which we’re currently facing: the most devastating fire season in California history. With more than 20 major fires currently ablaze…

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Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Kara Maceross

Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Kara Maceross

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, is Lasting Adventures’ staff is considered family to some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you’ll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in the backcountry, they are fascinating individuals with much more to…

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Backpacking With A Baby | How to Psychologically Prepare

Backpacking With A Baby | How to Psychologically Prepare

By LA Guide and Gear Manager, Will Heaps How To Psychologically Prepare for Backpacking With A Baby Step 1: Ignore the naysayers. “Hi mom.” I said, a bit exasperated, a lot exhausted. “At what point should we be worried that Hazel isn’t eating?” This isn’t the conversation we wanted to be having as we passed…

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Fun Facts on El Capitan | The Mecca Of Modern Rock Climbing

Fun Facts on El Capitan | The Mecca Of Modern Rock Climbing

11 Fun Facts on Rock Climbing El Capitan, The Granite Gatekeeper of Yosemite Valley Ahhh El Cap, Yosemite’s fabled granite monolith, the most revered big wall in the world, and the dream-send of rock climbers everywhere. El Cap’s mind-bending aesthetic is recognizable from popular climbing films like Free Solo, Valley Uprising, and The Dawn Wall…

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Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Alice Ajango

Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Alice Ajango

As a top-rated National Parks tour service, Lasting Adventures is family for some of the best backpacking guides in the biz. Spend a day with one of them on-trail and you’ll find, in addition to making the most of your experience in the backcountry, they are fascinating individuals with more to share than a wealth…

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Is Yosemite Open? Answering the FAQs About Yosemite’s Reopening

Is Yosemite Open? Answering the FAQs About Yosemite’s Reopening

(Updated July 17, 2020) On June 11, 2020, Yosemite National Park reopened to the public following the temporary closure due to Covid-19. But unlike normal, you can’t just drive up to the gates, pay the $35 day-pass fee (or $70 annual pass fee), and enter the park. Now, a reservation is required to enter, with…

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#RecreateResponsibly: How To Visit Yosemite During Covid-19

#RecreateResponsibly: How To Visit Yosemite During Covid-19

Yosemite is officially reopened! But things are a little different. Here’s how to recreate responsibly when you visit. Words and photos by LA guide & program manager, Kara Maceross   We at Lasting Adventures are so stoked that Yosemite National Park is officially open! We know how hard it has been for some people to…

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