Luis Rivera photo in Yosemite National Park - Wild Yosemite Adventure Guide Services - Sonora CALuis’ love for the outdoors started at an early age. Luis’ family would often take camping trips to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and nearby lakes around the Bay Area. Nature was always a great way to balance city life while growing up in San Francisco and as soon as he was old enough to drive he took to the road visiting National Parks and Monuments such as Joshua Tree, Sequoia/Kings Canyon, and Bears Ears in Utah. Through his infatuation with the outdoors grew a curiosity to explore more remote places and Luis started backpacking. Sometimes taking two week long trips into the Sierra with his former school mates. After spending some time around giant granite walls Luis started rock climbing and eventually spent the majority of his time in Yosemite exploring everything from the big walls of Yosemite Valley to the lush alpine meadows of Tuolumne Meadows. With so much still to explore Luis continues to visit new areas of the park and the Sierra Nevada.

Luis has led backpacking trips throughout his life for high school programs based out of San Francisco into areas such as Point Reyes National seashore and Stanislaus National Forest. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on his wilderness hikes and is often caught gazing up at the next biggest adventure up granite walls. Most of his summers are spent rock climbing in the Sierra and visiting his favorite coastal destinations. He still tries to find the balance between city life and the great outdoors.