My husband and I went on a pre-wedding/honeymoon trip with John and it was AMAZING. John is so knowledgeable about the area and can probably give you any type of experience you're looking for. We wanted to backpack for a few days, but had never been backpacking, and were coming from CO, so this was perfect! John provided all the gear and food (which was excellent, btw) and knowledge. We were so hectic with planning before we met up with John that neither of us even knew where we were going, so were totally in his hands. He took us to several lakes in the Ansel Adams wilderness and it was great. Our first 2 nights/3 days, we didn't see another soul - and it was labor day weekend. He had to readjust our route because we were out during the Yosemite fire, but it was all great. He knows just how much to talk and engage, but when to back off and let you and your friend/family/partner enjoy the experience on your own. It was our first off-trail experience and it made me feel like I could do it again! And if you like dogs, you'll love Parker, John's amazing and friendly golden retriever.
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