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“Backpacking guide service trip May 1014”

Yosemite Guide Service
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Groveland
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Customized, private outings providing exceptional day hikes, backpacking trips, camping trips, and special tours - guided by professionally trained naturalists in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park. Specializing in small groups and exclusive, customized trips, Yosemite Guide Service leads you to the less visited, more secluded, and most extraordinary destinations. With over 25 years of experience and regional knowledge, explore Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada wilderness with a professionally trained naturalist.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My husband and I and another younger friend decided to go with a guide service that would help us take all the guesswork and angst out of backpacking in the Sierras. Because it was very early in the season, they could figure out where to go, They were very accommodating to our needs as "older" backpackers. (Late seventies). It was great to have someone do the cooking, supply the great quality gear, and have all the knowledge of the Sierras. It is comforting to know that we can continue to do something we have loved doing so much -- with a little help from some friends.

Thank Marcia H
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"glacier point"
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"national park"
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"two days"
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"tuolumne meadows"
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"his knowledge"
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"top quality"
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"el capitan"
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"worth every penny"
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"off the beaten path"
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"you will not be disappointed"
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"great hike"
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"high sierras"
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"fantastic experience"
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"tioga pass"
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"avoid crowds"
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"two couples"
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

A group of friends and I decided to go with Yosemite Guide Service last fall for our Half Dome excursion and let me tell you, it was the smartest choice we made all year! They really took the hassle out of planning for this hike buy obtaining permits (which is quite difficult, if not impossible), buying food, making sure the gear they provide is appropriate, etc. John took our groups ability level into consideration when working with us to plan our route, which was great since we had an older gentleman with us who ended up injuring his ankle and couldn't finish the trip. John was the consummate professional during our entire expedition - this guy knows his stuff! If your looking for the best guide service for your $$, look no further than Yosemite Guide Service!

Thank Jimmy-James916
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

From the moment we met Martin he said that he would make this the trip we wanted it to be. We spent hours tooling around taking photos on a bright sunny Sunday. Martin has many interesting experiences and knowledge that he graciously shares with you as his guest. We did a little hiking, he was very patient as we hiked up to the top of some big rock. At the top you could see the panorama of the park. Thank you Martin for making Yosemite a wonderful memory! Photos coming soon.

Thank BikergirlzRock
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We booked a guided day trip with John to learn more about the area and to get off the beaten path. John exceeded our expectations on all accounts. He is extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife, geography and history of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada mountains. He was accommodating to our level of ability in hiking, and intuitively knew when we needed a rest. John was flexible and offered many suggestions in what we could do for the day. Hiking to a beautiful remote high mountain lake was an experience we won't forget. Our day with John was the best day of our trip. We highly recommend John's Yosemite Guide Service, and we would love to go on a longer backpacking trip someday.

Thank Roxanne N
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

John took us on a guided backpacking trip into the Sierra's for three days and we could not have had a better time. On the drive out, he gave us so much background about the park and the area we were going to be hiking in. He was so prepared and had great gear for us to use. We ended up getting way more snow than expected on the trip but it gave a fantastic backdrop to all of our pictures and John took great care of us, making sure we stayed warm and fed. John was super knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area. The hike was exhilarating but slow paced enough to let us really enjoy all of the beauty of the Sierra's. It was the highlight of our visit to Yosemite and we would both be excited to do more trips with John.

Thank Andrea S
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