About us

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California Mountain Adventures is a tour guide company that specializes in wilderness trips in the mountains of California. It is owned and operated by the head guide, mountaineer, and wilderness expert, Derek Richardson. Growing up in the mountains of Southern California Derek was always exploring, learning about, and enjoying nature from a very young age. With an ever growing passion for adventure he has now explored areas all over the southwest U.S. from the peaks of the High Sierra to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. He is Wilderness First Aid certified and with over 20 years of wilderness experience Derek is not just a mountaineer, he also brings a vast knowledge of the geology, flora, fauna, and history of these mountains. Our ultimate goal here at California Mountain Adventures is to share our passion for wilderness adventures by guiding trips to some of the most amazing and most wild and adventurous places in California!