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John Muir Trail
The JMT is, for many, a lifelong goal and accomplishment. Spanning 212 miles from Yosemite National Park to Mt. Whitney along the crest of the famed Sierra Nevada it is a trail like no other. Begin planning early if you're interested in joining us on a departure this year, our limited availability and small group size makes this trip fill quickly.
Meet the Experts
The senior staff at SYMG had the opportunity to take our friends at Columbia Sportswear on an excursion into the Sierra high country. The designers were eager to see how their new designs were holding up and we were eager to show them! The outing proved exciting, with a 4th class ascent of a 12,242' peak, strong, cold winds and even some snow!
Yosemite Grand Traverse
This backpack trip is a real stunner with highlights including a Half Dome ascent, a section of the John Muir Trail, a tour of Yosemite Valley and a nearly 60-mile hiking traverse through the heart of Yosemite. This Yosemite adventure won an award in National Geographic Adventure Magazine for Best New Trips in the World article in 2007.
Snow Creek Loop Trip
Highlights include some of the best views of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome in the entire Park, perspectives you wouldn't know to find on your own. Our professional guides have spent years perfecting their skills in and around Yosemite and not only look forward to showing you the mountains, but getting to know you as well.
Costa Rica Multi-Sport Trip
Costa Rica is truly a wonderful place to travel with great friendly people, outstanding wildlife, good fresh food, safe eating and traveling, and more adventures that we can tackle in the 9-days we are there. On our trip we will be viewing wildlife, active volcanoes, river rafting, zip lining in the jungle canopy, sea kayaking, snorkeling, sitting in natural hot springs, and ultra-light flying. 9 packed days of adventure to remember a lifetime!
Denali Part 1 - Wonder Lake
Interior Alaska is one of the last great frontiers in the world and home to one of the most stunning national parks in America. It is the perfect place to truly get away and start an adventure in an incredible place. Greg invited three of his old friends (and all SYMG guides) to explore Denali National Park and Preserve with him.
Denali Part 2- Travel by Packraft
Alaska's backcountry wildreness is an expansive world filled with beauty, wide open views and adventure. In the second part of Motion's Alaska special, Greg and three of his old friends explore Denali National Park and Preserve together, hiking through tundra, climbing Calico Pass and floating on the Sanctuary River.
Climbing Mt Conness
On the border of the Inyo National Forest and Yosemite National Park, lies one of the most prominent mountains found in the Sierra Nevada Mountains--Mt. Conness. It's a diverse and challenging mountain to climb as Greg and the guest-hikers are about to find out. With the help of Ian Elman of Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides, they set out to summit this iconic peak!
Costa Rica - Tortuguero National Park
Greg Aiello kayaks through Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park where he gets a close look at the jungle's wildlife. Tortuguero National Park is one of Costa Rica's most remote parks and is accessible by boat and plane only. Known for its large biological diversity, Tortuguero encompasses 11 different ecological habitats, including swamp, rain forest, mangroves and beaches.
Costa Rica - Rio Pacuare Trip
Greg travels with SYMG and guests through the dense jungles of Costa Rica and discover a rarely seen tropical paradise. Two national parks are explored by river through some of the thickest jungles in Central America.
John Muir Trail: Agnew-Tuolumne Meadows
Ten fans join the Motion crew as they make the four-day hike from Mammoth Lakes, California to Yosemite National Park along the historic John Muir Trail. Freezing cold temps, snow, 70 mph winds and a helicopter rescue, set the stage for one of the most memorable Motion episodes ever filmed. See SYMG’s itinerary for this trip!
John Muir Trail: Florence-Edison Lakes
Greg and the crew lead eight viewers along a new, 30-mile section of the John Muir Trail in California. The group bonds quickly as the elements and the tough terrain take their toll during their amazing adventure through some of the most rugged country in the High Sierra.
California’s Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness is a wonderfully scenic sub-alpine region nestled along the quiet and remote southern border of Yosemite National Park. Follow Greg and friends as they discover sweeping vistas, craggy peaks, and pristine alpine lakes, not to mention the delicious cuisine and a fully stocked camp courtesy of Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides. See SYMG’s itinerary for this trip!