When it comes to backpacking in Yosemite, few guided trips offer the same “bang for your buck” as the Yosemite Falls Loop. Whichever direction you intend to travel the loop, it starts by climbing out of Yosemite Valley which comes with significant elevation gain, but you are quickly rewarded by views of some of Yosemite National Park’s most iconic features. ...

Journey with Guide Jason Angress to Cochamo Valley with SYMG's Hidden Patagonia Patagonia. The name derives from an early Magellan expedition in 1520 to describe the native people who were then believed to be giants. The land mass rises from Tierra del Fuego, forming a spine-like backbone above the Southern Icefield and continues on into the Andes (eventually leading to the ...

Getting into the backcountry is an immersion into a world of escape. Escape from stress, escape from crowds and grid-locked commutes and escape from tweets, pokes, vines, likes, and blogs (except for this one of course). But one thing you don’t need to escape from - nor do I ever want to - is great food! Backcountry cooking is not ...

What comes to mind when you hear “John Muir Trail”? For us, it evokes images of glacial tarns and alpine meadows, of switchbacks that literally lead us into the clouds.  The granite amphitheaters seem perfectly composed with grassy hummocks and craggy benches that have a way of lingering in our minds. Like stepping into a great cathedral, these sacred spaces ...

Ralph Lauren contacted us with a new “climbing inspired” clothing line they were designing for Fall of 2018. They were intent on replicating some of the iconic images taken by Glen Denny in the Golden Years of rock climbing that was evolving in Yosemite’s Camp 4 during the 60’s and 70’s.  Working with a tight deadline of only a couple ...