Gary Elbert

National Parks Tour Guide

Guiding since:


At REI since:



Phoenix, AZ

What type of tours do you guide?

Mostly Yosemite Tours

Hobbies/fun facts:

Loves rock climbing and travel

What do you love most about guiding?

Seeing all my favorite places through others eyes and sharing my love and knowledge of the natural environment.

Share a memorable moment from your job:

Helping a gentleman with epilepsy climb Yosemite’s Half Dome. It was his life goal to pursue outdoor adventures but he had been discriminated against his whole life because of his affliction. Also had the privilege of guiding a blind woman to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.