Mackenzie Anderson-Bell

Multi Day Guide

At REI since:

2021

Hometown:

Palm Desert, CA

What type of tours do you guide?:

I guide backpacking, lodge-based hiking tours, and classic/signature camping hiking tours across the SW (AZ, CA, UT) and Yellowstone/ Grand Teton NP.

Hobbies/fun facts:

When I’m not guiding, you can find me climbing rocks, skiing slopes, or taking my time on trails to spot wildflowers and birds.

A memorable moment from your job:

There are far too many incredible memories from guiding to name, but some frequent moments of bliss in this job include goofy times cooking in good company, ‘wow’ moments when guests see something compelling in a park (thinking, first time entering Zion NP from Carmel Tunnel), and guests and co-guides who find something that piques their curiosity and suddenly we are geeking out in unison on the wonders of this world.