Based in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada, Wild Yosemite is an adventure guide service whose mission is to provide awe-inspiring wilderness experiences in Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest. Wild Yosemite was started by father of two, adventurer, musician, photographer and wilderness guide Gabriel Mann. Gabriel was initially inspired to establish the guide service during a six month solo hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. During this time, Gabriel recognized the transformative power of the wilderness to heal and to provide peace and clarity. Now, just as much as ever, we need wild places to help us find perspective and balance in our lives.
Before and after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Gabriel worked as a staff photographer for the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. From 2008-2012, Gabriel introduced individuals and groups to some of his favorite locations in the park as well as the intricacies of how to use their cameras to capture these pristine places. Between 2012 and the present, Gabriel has worked for the Yosemite Mountaineering School, Yosemite Conservancy and Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides. Working over the past 16 years as a mountain guide he has gained knowledge, confidence, and experience guiding individuals and groups on single and multi-day excursions.
Gabriel and his team of local guides (a wildlife biologist, a geologist, a naturalist, a birder, a photographer, and a climber) are excited to share their passion for Yosemite National Park and Stanislaus National Forest with individuals and groups that are seeking a purposeful and meaningful adventure. To learn more about our team, please check out our ‘YOUR GUIDES’ page.
Wild Yosemite is looking forward to putting together a customized trip for you that fits your interests and needs. There are two options for starting the process.
- You can click on the ‘CREATE AN ADVENTURE’ page, fill out the ‘Adventure Questionnaire,’ and we will contact you about the details or
- You can click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ page and select your options and pay for your adventure. We invite you to reach out for more information about our custom-guided adventures so we can help you have an unforgettable experience in wild and scenic places.