Thank you again for the wonderful instruction in Yosemite. I had a great time and learned much more than I expected. You were there early and you left late which, to me, shows you care about both your clients and your photography. Thanks again. I would love to go out on another shoot with you if I’m ever back in the Yosemite area. I’ve yet to photograpy Bridalveil Falls or get down by the Merced River so, hopefully, one day I will be back.
Take care and good shooting,
I have most fond memories of my trip to Yosemite this summer inc. the hike the 4 of us took to Lembert Dome. I have already booked my camping reservations for next summer and will check on the activities on your web site come this spring. Thank you for making my needed get-a-way a special time.
Laurel, CA 11.10
I just wanted to give you some excellent feedback on our hike with Dan. We did a full day hike starting from Glacier Point and Dan was our guide. He was fantastic! He was extremely knowledgeable about all the plants, rock formations, park history, animals etc. The time flew by! Yosemite of course has great scenery—-but Dan added so much more to the hike by commenting on the entire environment of the park. He also gave us some great tips for hikes for the next day. Would highly recommend Dan to anyone who wants to get the most out of their Yosemite experience. It exceeded all our expectations!
Michele and Jeremy Rodman, CT 10.10
Hi Catherine & John, I am still in AWE and so emotionally psyched it will most definitely last indefinitely!!!! I want to thank you both so much for all that you did. To reach my Birthday Wish of standing on top of Half Dome is a dream come true. Catherine thank you, I really value the time and dedication you gave to me both on the phone and through e-mails. You helped me prepare both mentally and physically for this hike which made it even more fun. John, Thank you. You were amazing! 🙂 Your compassion and kindness to me and the group through out this hike is so appreciated. John I learned so much more about hiking. Your shared knowledge of techniques to hiking and the breathing techniques were so helpful and will be carried to other hikes I do. AND ….added to this already amazing hike was your knowledge; and your Lyndsey’s, of the history, fauna, animals and the environment of Yosemite …It just enhanced it even more..Soooo, if I were to write a number to rate this experience ;with the high number being the best, I would have to write INFINITY…Catherine & John once again Thank you for this wonderful Lasting memory of ” 51 & had some fun”
Best to you both,
Marie, ME 9.10
I am writing to tell you how wonderful our Hike was on the 10th August. Mark was fantastic he really made our day special. He was the perfect guide and we fell very lucky to have had him allocated to our day. He was so knowledgeable & Friendly. Not sure we stopped talking the whole day. The sights were totally amazing and we felt we had a brillant selection of places & views on the hike. Our Photos are fantastic. Mark is a credit to your company and I will be recommending it highly on Trip Advisor. Please pass on our regards to Mark and that we wish him & his family well. Thanks so much for making our honeymoon extra special. Yosemite is amazing.
Lisa & Paul, UK 9.10
We had a wonderful pair of hikes, and wanted to thank you guys again for helping to make our Yosemite vacation so special.
All the best,
Steve, Karen, Everi and Gil, VA 9.10
Dear Catherine and John, Thank you for an extraordinary day and a wonderful adventure. We are home now and taking a couple of quiet days before we launch ourselves back into our biking, hiking, running routine. But we have with us the incredible sights, scenes, and memories of the day. John, Katie loves your “stage” system. She said it was a terrific way to break down the long hike. I loved how you helped us and guided us up and down the cable section. I felt so confident and not at all afraid. Standing in that line, looking out at that scenery, was something else. We are proud of ourselves for our accomplishment, which would have never happened without Yexplore. Thank you for making this possible for us. It’s only a question now of …what’s next??
All the best,
Mary Louise, CA 9.10
David, yesterday’s hike (friday September 17th) was just fabulous! My friends just could not stop retelling your stories and they just loved the encounter with natural history. Somewhere during that hike, their interest turned into fascination and then into enchantment. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom and bringing it all to life!
Jim, PA 9.10
Hi John–I wanted to thank you for an absolutely amazing trip. Half dome seemed completely doable w/ your guidance. It was awesome. I hope to be in Yosemite next yr w/ my dad and will certainly call you ahead of time.
Tammy (from the OARS trip), MA 9.10
Dear Catherine and John,
Our guided tour of Taft Point and Sentinal Dome was awesome, thank you. We loved the great information we got along the way and the enjoyable camaraderie along the way. We were not able to get over to the Meadows, sadly, (or the 4-star restaurant inside the Mobil gas station) — but we had another great trail run, hiked the four-mile trail up and down, and went to Hetch Hetchy to see the falls there, just before heading out. Chris and I left the area feeling strongly that we could see ourselves living there — getting in on a piece of that natural beauty and year-round running/hiking/cycling action! You guys would be the first persons we’d inform.
All the best,
Julie DiMauro & Chris Forti, NY 8.10
Thank you for leading us on such a fantastic hike. I doubt whether we would have made it to the top without your guidance and know we would not have learned as much. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends looking to make the hike.
Very truly yours,
Michael Repka, CA 8.10
John – Thanks for a great day. Grant my oldest son is already talking about coming back next year to do half dome
Andus, MA 7.10
Hi Catherine … I wanted to say thanks for the excellence we experienced in your photo workshops with Walter and James. We had a unique and fortunate experience with perfect weather, and a personalized group. Wow, you can’t beat that. Thanks again … perhaps another time for another workshop.
Jim Radford, MN 5.10
Chuck and I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the tour of Hetch Hetchy on May 17. John was a fantastic guide and we would definitely go on another tour with you if we return to Yosemite. The sparkling cider and strawberries were a nice surprise and the hats were definitely a hit! What a great 60th birthday surprise. Thank you so much for making our trip to Hetch Hetchy a memorable one. We wish you continued success in the future.
Chuck and Becky McClain, TX
Still reliving the unbelevable experience 10 days later!!
Tom Nezworski, TX 5.10
Dear Catherine and John,
I regret that Nina and I were not able to meet you this past weekend. Nonetheless, I wanted to thank you for helping to make our trip to Yosemite great. The Photographers that you arranged for our workshops were extremely helpful. Each one had his own take on photography and really helped in my pictures. The workshops I have taken in the past really don’t even compare. They were geared around the instructors getting great images and not the students. Sure, they take you to great spots, but that’s it..They don’t even measure up to the photographers that you have on staff. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were more concerned with the training the students than themselves. Nina and I really enjoyed our session with Phil. The methods he showed us on taking abstract photographs were really new thing for me, but I have some really unique and fascinated images for my wall. When we spent time with Walter Flint(two days), I really was skeptical. But, he rubbed off on me and I slowed down considerably. In the past, I would just photograph every little thing I would see. I would take a thousand images and none of them would be great. Some would be Good, but not great. After spending time with Walter, I really slowed down. I didn’t take as many images, but they’re great! Our last workshop with Robb Hirsch was even better. Robb was so helpful in every way possible. He helped me in creating some amazing images that I didn’t expect from myself. I learned just as much from him as the other instructors, but in a different way. He spent time teaching me more about composition than I even imagined. And, I am really proud of myself and the images I created!
Once again, thank you for all your help!
Jon and Nina, FL 5.10
Thanks again for a wonderful experience!
Theo and Marlene, MO 4.10
Thanks John – We had SUCH a great time! Thanks for everything. We all agree it was the best part of our trip. There is so much of that hike that we would have missed if you had not been there with us. You really helped us get the most of our very short time there. Now if I can just keep Cameron ON the trails…. haha – Thanks again. Keep in touch.
Marilyn, FL 4.10
thanks very much. It was a great class. Next time I am in Yosemite I will take another from you.
Neal, VA 4.10
Hi Catherine and John
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our hike out with John yesterday. We would certainly not have attempted such a walk in those conditions without either the equipment or calming influence that John brought. Thanks also for the BNYC restaurant tips!Kindest regards
Steve, Barbara, Anna and Stephie x, UK 4.10
Thank you so much for such a fun experience last week. Andrew and I had a blast in the rain and the snow on the way to inspiration point 😉 We took your suggestion and made the little trek to Mariposa Grove the next morning, which was wonderful. I think we were the first people in and we didn’t see a soul until we were almost back to the parking lot so we felt lucky to have gone early and gotten such a private walk. Again, cant thank you enough.
Jessie, CA 3.10
Thanks very much. It was a great photo class. Walter was extremely helpful. He taught me a lot and I have adopted his mantra of always use a tripod. Please thank him again for me. I really appreciate Catherine’s assistance and patience with me on this trip. If I ever make it back to Yosemite I will sign up for another session.
Neal, VA 3.10
just wanted to let you and Catherine know I had a great time on the photo tours. Robb was as nice a person as Walter, both very informative of the various aspects of the park. The mornings it snowed I got some great shots, which I’ll send to Walter & Robb.
Darren, Australia 3.10
Hi John – Thanks for the photo – – you really know how to get that whole tree in! And, especially, thanks for our great snowshoe tour. It really made our weekend in Yosemite .
Linda, CA 1.10
Hi John and Catherine,
I would like to thank you both for making our visit to Yosemite perfect. John as you say, you let Yosemite do the work, it is breathtaking and only nature is in control of that. But without your company we would never of seen the parts of Yosemite that we did while on your hike, and those areas were even more beautiful than the valley. Catherine, thank you for being patient and so very helpful while I tried to determine which hike to do. The hike on the day was perfect – challenging and rewarding, which is exactly what I was hoping to achieve. The fact that there was snow and ice involved made it more than a hike for us, it was also an adventure. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to experience even more of Yosemite ‘s beauty than I would of thought possible, it was a highlight of our time in the USA.
Delwyn, Australia 1.10