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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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 backpacking…

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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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