General Questions

Who can join Wilderness Badass trips?

Our Legendary Weekend Adventures were designed for those 21 or older. Sorry kids (literally). The nature of our trips is to go with the flow of nature – when plans change and we can't hit the trail we may want to hit the local pub instead. There's just something about not having to worry about minors that sits well with us and, well, it tends to sit well with everyone on our trips. Let's not make this awkward.

I’ve never backpacked before, can I still join?

You better believe it! We believe anyone with the courage to try is already prepared. Our Grizzly Crew Guides make it easy for anyone new to backpacking and hiking to make the most of our Legendary Adventures. We travel as One Crew and are true believers in the philosophy of OHANA – Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind. Unless there's a bear - then you better hope you're not the tastiest-looking hiker in the group.

Do you have beginner trips?

The long answer is, no. The short answer is, it's not about being a beginner or an elite athlete. It's about having the right mindset, the willingness to push yourself, and the courage to try – we guarantee you'll have a kickass experience. Our Legendary Adventures were created because we get stoked from seeing someone's face light up after they've accomplished something they thought was not for beginners.

Can I join a trip if I'm going solo?

Absofuckenlutely. That's what our Legendary Adventures are known for. Come alone – leave with adventure compadres that you'll soon be planning more adventures with.

Our trips welcome the courageous, the adventurer, and the risk-taker. We find that the things we want most tend to be right outside our comfort zone. Join us – you'll be glad you did. We guarantee it. 

What's the typical age of people on your trips?

Our trips tend to attract a fun-loving, adventure-seeking (some say better-looking) crowd. Besides needing to be 21 or older, we find that it's the young-at-heart that really like to crash our Legendary Weekends.

  • If you are wild and free, you'll fit right in.
  • If you pack a flask to celebrate at the summit, you'll fit right in.
  • If you get goosebumps from watching coffee brew in the morning, you'll fit right in.
  • If you are a mom or dad escaping your kids for the weekend (we get it), you'll fit right in.

Can I bring my kids on a private trip?

Game Changer – Yes, yes you can.

The beauty of our private trips is that you decide who joins your Crew. Family trips create some of the most cherished memories we all have. Create legendary memories in one of the most majestic places in the world. We plan out your meals, campground reservations, and an itinerary that works with you and your family. 

Send us an email and let's start planning: 

What's included in the cost?

Wilderness Badass is an adventure guiding company and we pride ourselves on taking care of the details for you. The list below highlights what is included on all our trips:

  • Applicable Permits and Fees
  • Campground Reservations
  • Pro Guides Certified in Wilderness Medicine
  • Pro Guides with Food Handling Certifications to prep and cook your meals
  • Grizzly Crew Trail Names
  • Delicious meals
  • An endless supply of puns throughout the adventure
  • Group camping gear including water filters, stoves, first aid kit
  • Pre-trip planning information specific to your trip
  • Gear Packing List
  • A Jam-Packed Adventure full of laughs and memories guaranteed to last a lifetime

Why do you meet at 7 AM?

No one likes being stuck in line to get into Yosemite. No one enjoys bumper-to-bumper traffic once inside a National Park. Do you enjoy having to drive around looking for a place to park before you can start your adventure? Neither do we.

We have set meeting times at 7 AM to give us a headstart and get the most of our trip. However, we also have a second meeting time of 3 PM for those needing to arrive later. 

We have one mission on our trips – to take 72 hours and jam-pack them to get the most out of our weekend together. 

Can I bring my own food?

John Muir did and so can you. Although, we guarantee our food will leave your heart content and your belly full. Plus, we think you deserve more than just a loaf of bread and a stick of butter.

All you have to do is show up and wait for delicious meals to magically appear when we're ready to eat. No need to plan out your food, cookware, stove, packing, or cooking on our trips – we have you covered. 

Do you provide transportation?

We provide freedom and flexibility by having everyone drive their own vehicles. We meet at designated locations, trailheads, and checkpoints throughout the trip. This allows for you to have the comfort of carrying extra gear and luxuries that would otherwise be limited by a van. Plus you know, pandemics change the way we see things.

What's the weather like in Yosemite?

Weather gets a bad rep. We like to think that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. We'll make sure to let you know ahead of our trips to make sure you are prepared. But if you must know, average temps in the backcountry (7,000-10,000’) during summer months range between 65-75°F during the day and 30-40°F at night. In Yosemite Valley (4,000’), you can expect warmer temps (averaging mid 70s- high 80s°F and lows of 40-50°F). Warm sunny days are perfect for floating the Merced River or jumping in the lake or a swimming hole.

Reservations & Payment

Do you have monthly payment options?

Yes. We offer you the option to pay over time through Affirm, with 0% Interest. At checkout, you'll be given the option to pay for your trip through Affirm. 

When is payment due?

For all trips, payment is due at the time of booking to secure your spot on our trips. We have worked hard to provide you with payment options and give you more ways to make these trips fit your budget. 

We offer the option to pay over time, with 0% interest, through Affirm. At checkout, you'll be given the option to pay with credit card, debit card, or pay through Affirm to set up monthly payments. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to trip departure receive a 50% refund. 

Cancellations made 22-59 days prior to trip departure receive a 25% refund.

There are no refunds for cancellations made 0-21 days prior to trip departure or after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any unused portions of a trip.

What amount should I plan for gratuities for my guides?

Tipping is customary but not required. However, we guarantee your trip will be one of the most memorable experiences you'll ever have and tipping your guides for a Legendary Weekend will be most appreciated. Cash, Venmo, or Zelle are the best ways to hook up your new favorite guides for delicious meals, all the laughs, and a Legendary Weekend.