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 shelter…

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Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Will Heaps

Getting To Know Your Yosemite Guide: Will Heaps

Catching up with one of Yosemite’s best backpacking guides. Name: William Heaps Position: Gear and intern coordinator, veteran guide Age: 32 Years guiding: 5 Hometown: Greeley Hill, CA School/Degree: BYU/Recreation Management & Youth Leadership, Therapeutic Recreation Certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR How did you get into backpacking? I was really into trail running in…

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Hiking Forward Together: A Letter Of Solidarity

Friends, As our nation grapples with fallout from its own flawed customs and proudly motions for reform, Lasting Adventures stands with the Black community in the battle to exterminate systemic racism. If you’ve ever cooked a backcountry stew you know the effects of stirring the pot. Formerly settled ways become turbid, ingredients become uprooted, swirled…

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