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Get ready to be Yermo-ed!
“I am I”, is Yermo’s answer to “Who are you?” His name means Desert.
For almost 60 years, Yermo has worn out his boots, as he traveled and explored the deserts, mountains, canyons and rivers of the American Southwest.
A Hualapai Elder once told Yermo, “If you wish to see, you must first learn how to look, how to observe, to look past the surface, and then maybe, if you are very lucky and show respect the old ones will let you see through their eyes and be touched by the heart of the Wilderness...”
Next to a small spring in the Superstition Mountains in mid-summer Yermo watched all the ‘Little People’ come to drink. He heard in the Echo Cliffs that the sand blowing from his hand had once formed the mountains of distant lands. Yermo’s desire of being immersed in beauty and awe led him to the Virgin River, and he kayaked the Zion Narrows and Secret Pass Wash during a flash flood.
For decades Yermo has guided people into the canyons and mountains of the Mojave Desert and Colorado Plateau.
For 30 years, he has worked as an archaeologist, excavating, recording and mapping sites, and documenting the rock writings (petroglyphs and pictographs) left by the ‘Ancient Ones’.
Yermo has carved gemstones and worked in gold and silver for over 40 years and has taught jewelry-making to children in Dinétah (Navajo Homeland).
Yermo is looking forward to sharing the land he calls his ‘office’ with you and seeing you in this same place in time.
Get ready for some real fitness challenge with Melanie Webb!
An athlete since the age of 14, Melanie received her B.S. from Brigham Young University and studied Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior at The George Washington University.
Named one of the Top Trainers in the Industry, Melanie has been the trusted personal trainer to 100’s of clients in luxury health clubs on both coasts of the U.S. and teaches at the illustrious Women’s Well Being lecture series at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach. Melanie is a Featured Athlete for ATHLETA, a Gap brand, and served as Assistant Editor of Exercise & Fitness at the online think tank All Things Healing. As a guide, Melanie has led active vacations around the globe for top luxury tour operators Gray & Co. and Butterfield & Robinson.
In 2007, Melanie Webb created Sol Fitness Adventures when her personal training clients hired her to lead their customized active travel experiences. Bored by the destination spa routine and the frenetic pace of group travel itineraries, Melanie’s clients wanted highly personalized fitness vacations that sent them back to their busy lives rested and rejuvenated. Combining her rich experience as a personal trainer with high-end clients and her work as a Wildlife Biologist for the State of Utah, she developed exclusive training programs bridging the gaps between mankind, nature, and health.
Melanie and Sol Fitness Adventures' expertise have been featured on major media outlets including Good Morning America and Fox Local News, in DEPARTURES, Real Simple, Outside, and New Beauty magazines and local publications such as CARSON, Denver Magazine, 805 Living, Mammoth Sierra and DC Life.
Get ready for the ride!
A tour guide without is 4WD truck is like a knight without his armor.
Our lifted Toyota Tacoma and Hummer H2 are part of the fun and adventure in our tours.