OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Echo Adventure Cooperative is a collective board worker cooperative made up of empowered, encouraged and adventurous men and women throughout the Sierra. To maintain empowerment and ownership, every Echo Adventures member directly contributes to the decision making of the Corporation through an equal vote on the Board of Directors, and every member is in charge of their offerings, rates, schedule and availability!
In addition to volunteering and donating to conservation organizations and efforts, Echo Adventures members also practice and teach strict Leave No Trace principles, including catch & release fly fishing with barbless hooks. 99.8% of all trips and add-ons are free of disposable plastics! Our administrative office uses 100% Solar Choice Power, cloud-based filing and pre-owned office and computer equipment.
Each adventure is carefully crafted with guest safety and satisfaction in mind, and your Adventure Coordinator and private Adventure Guide will always go above and beyond to help you make the most of your time in the Sierra. All adventures and packages include equipment, fees, permits and licenses as well as a diverse menu of locally sourced adventure add-ons so you can customize the perfect day!
We don't just work here, we live here, so Echo Adventure Cooperative works closely with residents, local businesses and community organizations to help make our community healthier, safer and more sustainable and inclusive. In 2019, we are donating and fundraising for Tuolumne Trails to help support their mission of providing adaptive outdoor recreation and camp for people with special medical needs!
Our experience with Echo Adventure Cooperative was excellent. We are senior citizens who are unable to hike, but we wanted to see the park and learn about the wildlife, plants, and geology. Elizabeth matched us with Kevin, who was an excellent guide, and so knowledgeable and passionate about Yosemite. We enjoyed a full day experience, touring the valley in the morning and the high country in the afternoon. And there was no evidence of smoke from the recent fires. Blue skies all day. We can highly recommend this tour group.
Mary V. | TripAdvisor, 2018
Bryant was our guide on this fun filled adventure and was absolutely awesome! We ... hiked off the beaten path and in the water, had such an amazing time. ... Bryant was so great at being thorough, repetitive, and patient. We appreciated his kindness and his passion for fly fishing. Elisabeth was great on helping us get booked for this awesome adventure and packed us the most delicious lunch after our fly fishing adventure ended. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Yosemite...
- Crystal M. | TripAdvisor, 2017
I'm so glad we booked the private tour for our family of three rather than trying to navigate the highway and seek our trails ourselves or rather than joining a larger tour. Jamie gave us an absolutely perfect one day trip to Yosemite visiting the stunning highlands along Route 120. He is an expert on Yosemite so if you like learning about the history as well as nature, he's an ideal guide. A real plus: he seemed to like being our guide, rather than just going through the motions, and I think it's because he genuinely enjoys his customers.
- TX Stella Girl | TripAdvisor, 2018