About Our Guides
NO MORE SPENDING HOURS ONLINE searching for the “perfect” adventure
Since our guides do not physically go with you, a trip plan only costs $20-40!
Know your suggestions are coming from professionals
Decades Of Experience At Your Fingertips
Who Are GuideGap Guides?
GuideGap Guides are outdoor men and women who have been vetted and approved based on their knowledge and experience of the area and certain activities.
Our guides can be guides, park rangers, wild land firefighters/hotshots, involved outdoor club members, veterans of the outdoor industry, or participate in outdoor organizations such as outward bound. Most importantly GuideGap Guides are EXPERIENCED and have the OUTDOOR EDUCATION to evaluate the questionnaire results and create trip reports based on traveler’s answers.
With corporations taking over and buying up everything we wanted to create a grass-roots movement to help people get outside while support Local Guides and small businesses in the outdoor industry. We lived out of our vehicles networking for years and the result is hundreds of outdoor professionals at your fingertips. So who are our Guides?
Finding Vetting Our Guides
How have we created such a large network? Years of networking and attending outdoor events has certainly helped!
We use a 4 step hiring process for our guides:
1) Resumes: our guides are REQUIRED to have formal outdoor training to be considered.
2) Interview: we go through a process to inquire about their experience and ask pointed questions when it comes to the activities we offer
3) Case Study: Guides must completed a case study in which we verify their answers
4) Meet Up: we meet up with them! As we travel around we meet up with Guides to do some of these activities and verify skills
You trust us with our suggestions and that is something GuideGap and our Guides do not take lightly!
Meet A Few Of Our Guides
Hi, I’m Britta. Currently, living the dream in Sedona, AZ as a Mountain Bike Guide and Instructor. Outdoor adventure has always been a part of my life since I was a kid, from family camping and ski trips to road trips across the country. Though, I love to dabble in all kinds of outdoor activities like alpine skiing, kayaking, and hiking – you can primarily find me on my bike searching for a challenging section of trail or signing up for a local XC race. I have an innate passion for helping others cultivate their love for the outdoors. I built a MTB program for at-risk youth and am dedicated to encouraging others to build confidence and challenge their comfort level when it comes to exploring in the outdoors.
Trask grew up in Missoula, Montana where he spent most of his formative years playing outside.
As a young man, he learned the ropes of guiding as a llama packer in Yellowstone. Trask has spent the last 10 years working for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) all around the North American continent. When he is not guiding, climbing, mountain biking… He can be found gardening and building hand-built snowboards in his home base: Missoula.
Lexie is happiest when her Chaco-ed feet are covered in dirt and tan lines. She moved west several years ago to pursue careers that would let her explore and teach outside through guiding and environmental education. She’s put down roots in many states since then, working and recreating in every state between Alaska and Arizona. She now calls Montana home because she can’t get enough of her wildlife neighbors and falling asleep in her tent under the biggest star-filled sky.
Rob calls the mighty San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado home. No matter what time of the year it is, you can catch Rob outside. The San Juan Mountains offer endless opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, climbing, and camping as the sun shines an average of 250 days of the year. Rob is
working towards being a climbing and mountain guide for the summer months and is currently a ski guide and avalanche professional in the winter months.
Sean has spent almost his entire life exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and can still be found romping around the Northeast with rope, skis, and a deep connection to the area. As a climbing guide and outdoor educator Sean has been paying forward wonderful experiences gathered through a life in the mountains and woods of New England.