In 2022 Lasting Adventures had the privilege of sharing the wonders of the outdoors with almost 1,000 people on our guide service trips! This includes over 725 day hikers and 236 people that were brave enough to ditch modern society and go backpacking. We even started our first guide service trips up in Olympic National Park! Whether Olympic or Yosemite, we were thrilled to take out young and old alike all the while sharing the stories of the parks whether it was for one day or six. Many sunrises were viewed, miles were hiked, scrumptious meals were consumed, and sunsets were shared.
It wouldn’t be a summer without Half Dome trips sprinkled throughout. With Glacier Point Road being closed we offered lots of different trips, including Cathedral Lakes to Half Dome. We believe that itinerary is one of the best backpacking routes in the park! Special shout-out to the people who have hiked Half Dome in a Day as that is one of the hardest hikes we offer. If you haven’t done Half Dome yet, then let these pictures entice you to sign up for one of these bucket list adventures in the future!
Water is as synonymous with Yosemite as the granite formations. From the easily accessible 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls on a Valley Tour to Vernal and Nevada Fall on the Mist Trail, Yosemite is littered with waterfalls everywhere you look (at least for most of the year).
We led some custom trips this year but we also enjoyed many classic adventures like Clouds Rest and the North Rim. No matter what trip you choose, jaw-dropping scenery is around every corner of Yosemite.
Sunsets and Sunrises
One benefit of spending many days backpacking is the body will sync its circadian rhythms with the sunrise and sunset. Add to that being in a beautiful location and you come away from these trips with pockets full of ‘zen moments’. And lots of breathtaking photos. So many beautiful photos…
Right now is the PERFECT time to book a trip for the summer! Don’t hesitate and next year you could be reminiscing and looking at pictures of yourself in these amazing landscapes!