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About Yosemite Guide Service
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.
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amynrommel wrote a review Yesterday
Pleasanton, California9 contributions3 helpful votes
John (the co-owner of YGS) was very responsive with my questions and helped me come up with a backpacking itinerary that both my wife and I enjoyed. I've backpacked a few times but my wife had not so I wanted something not too challenging but not a leisure walk either. We ended
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded today
Hello Amy and Rommel! Thank you so much for your review! It is so good to hear that your trip was a success :) Kirsten says she absolutely loved being your guide and she loved that you were interested in everything she shared with you. It is her passion! Thank you for choosing YGS as your guide service for this backpacking trip adventure. We greatly appreciate it! Give us a call if you ever decide to come back for more ;) Vivian and John Kleinfelter, YGS
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paulatki2018 wrote a review Aug 5
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
As part of our 2 week holiday to California last year, we had booked a guided tour of Yosemite with YGS. I can honestly say that our day with John and his team was by far the best and most memorable day of our entire holiday. First thing in the morning, we were collected from
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Vivian C, Guest Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Paul, Mary, Ed & George! Helping to make lifetime family memories is what we specialize in. We are so glad you had an amazing experience in Yosemite National Park, it was our pleasure! Vivian and John, YGS
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Tony V wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California46 contributions17 helpful votes
Did a two-day tour of Yosemite which was custom designed to fit our fitness and energy levels. Felt I really got to see all of Yosemite. After the tour John mapped out our whole route so we could see what we covered. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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wildelk wrote a review Jul 2020
Walnut Creek, California127 contributions38 helpful votes
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Two full fabulous days of touring the Park with John. We never would’ve found some of these things on our own and would’ve wasted a lot of time, whereas we covered so much ground on his tour. My brother and I learned so much history and interesting stories, as well as plant and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Vivian C, Public Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much Elke for your review! John thoroughly enjoyed being your guide for your experience in Yosemite! Call us again if you ever come back for more ;) Be well, be safe, John and Vivian
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Jenny L wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had the very best time with John and Vivian! They were both so kind and knowledgeable. They packed us a delicious and health lunch along with snacks, sport drinks and extra water through the day. They were patient with our children and didn't mind all the extra hiking breaks
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Vivian C, Public Relations Manager at Yosemite Guide Service
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much Jenny, we had a very nice day with your family as well! BTW, any extra hiking breaks were great because it gave us a break too! ;) Please call us if you ever come back for more adventures in Yosemite! We will be honored to guide you again! Vivian and John
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