Lead Guide, Karen, on top of Tenaya Peak in Yosemite. Quit her job as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in May of 2011 to work on guiding year round. Been guiding for 15 years. Considers the Sierra her real home.
Guide Mike on Medlicott Dome on a High Country, Cathedral Trip taking in the massive snow still left in July 2011. He is all about the swim at the end of each day. Works in the high tech industry when he's not out here.
Guide Val carefully crossing Yosemite Creek on the Yosemite Creek Trip during spring run-off 2010. BTW, Val HATES stream crossings. She does gymnastic moves on log crossings but hates wading them. Degree in biology, she works to keep California's food pesticide free.
Guide Carolyn making a short campsite move after swimming. On the Ten Lakes Trip. She's a teacher on Special Assignment when not in the woods.
Guides Bob, Karen, and Banning on Cathedral Pass. Bob knows all the trees. On the High Country, Cathedral Trip.
Guide Carolyn at a secret spot in Yosemite.
Guide Tom Rennie. At home on top of Eagle Peak on the Yosemite Creek Trip. AKA Mr. Half Dome. Delivers your Christmas presents in his UPS truck when not in the mountains.
Guide Virginia getting ready for dinner in Sequoia National Park. Avalanche & ski instructor and all round mountain Zen woman. Photo by Stephen McMillan.
Guide Anne on Knapsack Pass overlooking Dusy Basin in Kings Canyon. Fellow breast cancer survivor, RN, and all round Mountain Woman.
Guide Rick. Fish is his middle name, Search and Rescue is his game. Job? Oh that... On the Big Oak Flat Trail in Yosemite.
Guide Joe getting a close-up of Lemons Paintbrush at Vogelsang in Yosemite on the Lyell Canyon Trip.
Guide Gregor celebrating the oncoming storm which later that afternoon slammed us with three hours of hail, thunder, and lightening. He smiled through it all. On the Lyell Canyon Trip. An artist when not on the trail.
Guide Kyle. Loves doing Half Dome. Taken on Clouds Rest on the Half Dome Trip.
Guide Diego doing sun salutations overlooking Yosemite Valley on the Pohono Trail. Middle school teacher in NJ in the off-season.
Guides Michael H., Banning, and Carolyn at Grants Lake, Yosemite on the Ten Lakes Trip.
Guides Diego, Anne, and Banning on an extreme trip with friends in Kings Canyon in 2011.
Guide Diego cooking a freshly caught dinner off trail in Kings Canyon. Been known to catch fish on shock cord and a hook when he forgot his reel.
Guide Mike atop the ridge above Mildred Lake in Yosemite.The face that launched a sold out 2008 season, the first week of April.
Guide Anne descending a tricky pass in Kings Canyon.
Guide Banning taking in big Beautiful Lake in Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon.
Guide Banning descending a tricky pass in Kings Canyon.
Girl Guides Karen, Val, and Carolyn near Grant Lakes, Yosemite on the Ten Lakes Trip.
Your guide, Karen, fast asleep in her summer home, the Tuolumne Backpacker's Camp. Gave up coffee.
Guide Val bringing new meaning to hanging out over Tenaya Peak in Yosemite. Making great coffee is her specialty. (Cathedral Lake is just above her head.)
Guide Peter, cooking dinner. Pork products and photography are his specialty.... along with Half Dome. Indoor job is middle school music teacher in NY.
Val with freshly caught breakfast at 2nd Lake up Big Pine Creek Canyon in Inyo National Forest on our 2nd Annual High Sierra Trip.
Husband and wife guides Karen and Rick atop Eagle Peak on the Yosemite Creek Trip. Celebrating 35 years married on Ap. 9, 2012.
Guide Virginia barefootin' in Cathedral Meadow.
Guide Mike working hard modeling comfort in the wilderness at our lunch stop on Big Pine Creek, Inyo National Forest. "Yes, this is what you pay me for," he replied when asked and he was right.
Guide Diego doing Sun Salutations over Yosemite Valley on the Pohono Trail.
Guide Mike taking some mountain spirit home with him after the trip up Big Pine Creek Canyon in Inyo Nat' Forest.
Guide Mike and coffee in bed at Second Lake in Inyo National Forest.
Caroline and Makena.
Guides Michael and Tom on Guide Rock in front of Half Dome in Yosemite.