Backpacking Breakfast Bowl Recipes

Backpacking Breakfast Bowl Recipes

Whether you’re tackling a 6-Day Tuolumne Meadows to Half Dome backpacking trip in Yosemite or a leisurely 3 days on the Ozette Coast in Olympic National Park, the importance of a hearty breakfast in the backcountry is undisputed. A breakfast done right can really fuel your fire and keep you going when the going gets…

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Guide’s Day Off | A One-Day Climbing Ascent of El Capitan

Guide’s Day Off | A One-Day Climbing Ascent of El Capitan

A historic look at climbing The Nose of El Cap, and what it’s like to climb it in a day. LA guide Jack Waterhouse just might be the most understated big wall climber in Yosemite. Last fall, he low-key climbed the Nose of El Cap—a feat that normally takes an average of three or four…

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How To Train For A Backpacking Trip

How To Train For A Backpacking Trip

Guide Advice: How To Train For Your First Backpacking Trip By LA guide and program manager, Nick Estrada These days, it seems like everyone has some desire to experience backpacking, and for good reason. Many of our guides have been exploring the backcountry for years, and they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The draw…

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Olympic’s First Locals: The Native History of Olympic National Park

Olympic’s First Locals: The Native History of Olympic National Park

The Native History of Olympic National Park Long before western settlement, the Olympic Peninsula was a home of abundance. By LA Olympic guide, Jack Waterhouse The Olympic Peninsula is a vast and rugged area, defined by extraordinarily lush old-growth rainforest, glaciated peaks, wild and powerful rivers, and miles of coastline dotted with sea stacks and…

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Five Of The Best Trails in Yosemite

Five Of The Best Trails in Yosemite

5 Classic Day Hikes In Yosemite Make the most of your visit with these unforgettable hiking tours in Yosemite National Park. With more than 800 miles of established trail within its boundaries, there’s no shortage of phenomenal day hikes in Yosemite National Park. Over the past 25 years of guiding tours in Yosemite, we’ve hiked every…

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Outgrowing Covid: Where We Stand & Where We’re Going

Outgrowing Covid: Where We Stand & Where We’re Going

Looking back on 2021 and forward to new programs, holiday savings, and more scholarships in 2022! by LA founder Scott Gehrman In 2021 Lasting Adventures experienced what I refer to as “The Return to the Outdoors.” After a year of being shut down and cooped up due to the pandemic, the demand for outdoor programs…

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The Basics of Ultralight Backpacking

The Basics of Ultralight Backpacking

An intro to ultralight backpacking, and some tips to get you started! By Lasting Adventures intern, Lindsey Skidmore If you’ve been backpacking, you are probably well aware of the feelings of bruised hips and aching knees after a few nights in the backcountry. Ultralight backpacking aims to remedy these problems through minimalism and the use…

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Building Lasting Adventures: An Interview With The Founder

25 Years of Passion: A Look Into The History of Lasting Adventures A quarter of a century ago, Lasting Adventures started as a Yosemite-based nonprofit youth summer camp with a mission to get more children outdoors. In the beginning there was just one employee—Scott Gehrman—Lasting Adventures’ founder and executive director. Scott guided every trip, as…

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Jumping Slugs! And Other Unique Animals of Olympic National Park

Jumping Slugs! And Other Unique Animals of Olympic National Park

Fascinating Animal Species That Only Live in Olympic National Park By Nick Estrada Established in 1938, Olympic National park preserves and protects nearly 1,400 square miles of old-growth temperate rainforests, glacier-clad mountains, and over 70 miles of Pacific Coast line. Among the varied landscape of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is an impressive measure of biodiversity in…

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