Best Time of Year To Hike Half Dome

Best Time of Year To Hike Half Dome

What Time of Year is Best? Our clients often ask us what time of year is best to hike Half Dome. No matter the time of year, the experience is both exhilarating and rewarding, offering breathtaking views of the park’s unparalleled natural beauty. We’ve guided thousands of guests to the summit, and know from experience…

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Top Ten Gifts to Get Your Outdoorsy Friend

Top Ten Gifts to Get Your Outdoorsy Friend

With the holidays fast approaching, thinking about what gifts to get your outdoorsy friend can be stressful. There are so many products out there that it can be overwhelming and difficult to figure out what is actually good and what someone would be stoked to receive. Don’t worry; we’ve narrowed the search to the top…

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Five Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Five Best Hikes in Olympic National Park

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly coastal stroll or a ridge-line scramble, Olympic National Park is the spot for you. This western Washington peninsula is arguably one of the most diverse landscapes in the country by offering you glaciated peaks, rugged coastlines, and ancient forests covered in a vast variety of flora and fauna.…

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Why You Should Visit Joshua Tree National Park

Why You Should Visit Joshua Tree National Park

Rumor has it that Joshua Trees got their name from the Mormons traveling through the area who spotted the plant and thought it looked like the prophet Joshua pointing to the promised land. Whether or not this is true has been debated, but what shouldn’t be debated is that you should be planning to visit…

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Yosemite Fall Backpacking & Hiking; The Season Not to Be Missed

Yosemite Fall Backpacking & Hiking; The Season Not to Be Missed

Yosemite National Park has many factors lining up to make this late summer and early fall backpacking season one of the best ever.  This past winter in Yosemite was challenging. Snowpack records were broken, roads were closed and/or destroyed, and frigid cold kept wilderness visitation way down. Spring wasn’t easy, either. Extended road closures and…

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How to Train for Backpacking – Part II

How to Train for Backpacking – Part II

In How to Train for a Backpacking Trip – Part I, we dove into goals for backpacking and a general plan to prepare for your trip. In How to Train for Backpacking – Part II, we will go deeper into specific strength exercises anyone can do at home to get in backpacking shape. We recognize…

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How To Prepare For a Backpacking Summer Camp

How To Prepare For a Backpacking Summer Camp

So you’ve signed your kid up for a backpacking trip with Lasting Adventures this summer; now what? You and your child can do several things to prepare for backpacking summer camp beforehand to ensure a fantastic experience for everyone. Top Things to Prepare for Backpacking Summer Camp Prepare Physically Prepare Emotionally Get Your Gear On…

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Backpacking to Half Dome: Which Trailhead Should I Choose?

Backpacking to Half Dome: Which Trailhead Should I Choose?

By: Eric Meyer There are many memorable peaks in Yosemite National Park, but none are more famous, storied, or inspiring than Half Dome. Hikers from all over the world journey to Yosemite just for a chance to challenge themselves on Half Dome’s cables. So what route is the best for backpacking to Half Dome, the…

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