Guide Stories

Guides share their humorous, outlandish and harrowing stories to entertain and inspire outdoor enthusiasts.

Guide Stories: Colby Brokvist, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

Guide Stories: Colby Brokvist, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides

“Doing Business” in the Backcountry Beldings Ground squirrels: both furry friends and professional cathole diggers? Guide name:  Colby Brokvist Hometown:
 Yosemite, CA Current Guide Company: Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMG) 13 years What was your “gateway” activity?
 (What got you into the outdoors) Backpacking in New Hampshire’s White Mountains Current specialties?
 Backpacking, Alpinism, Adventure Photography Favorite places in CA? Bowling Ball Beach, Chasm of Doom, Summit of Mt Clark Memorable trip: Well, the funniest stories that arise from wilderness trips seem to often be related to doing the “big business” in absence of the usual porcelain accessories. A few years ago I was leading a peak-bagging trip for a single client in northern Yosemite. Mostly we were traveling cross-country and camping way off-trail in areas that few people ever venture into. This guy had some serious anxiety about having a good place to poop — to the point where he’d...
Guide Stories Wanted for New ASJ Feature

Guide Stories Wanted for New ASJ Feature

Calling all outdoor guides – do you have a stand-out story from a trip? Please share for an all new feature! OARS river guide Jon Davis Abramson. Photo courtesy of OARS. California is a popular destination for guided trips on the water and through the mountains, and outfitters throughout our state take people from all walks of life on adventures that often leave the guides with a tale to tell. We think there are some amazing stories to be shared with our readers! To that end, ASJ is seeking humorous, outlandish and harrowing stories to be featured in our brand new Guide Stories section of our website. These stories are intended to entertain and inspire outdoor readers, and highlight the know-how and preparedness of outdoor guides all across the state. They’ll offer valuable exposure to the companies who are in the business of taking people outdoors through back links...
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