I traveled with Yoho Adventures on their Coast Mountain Getaway in British Columbia in August 2016. I was looking for an adventure that would get me out into the beautiful backcountry of British Columbia, but without all of the burdens of backpacking, such as lugging a tent. I also was going to be traveling alone, and didn’t think it would be safe to hike in the backcountry by myself, so I was looking for a group. Through a feature in Outside Magazine, I found Yoho Adventures, an outfitter who specializes in outdoor adventures in British Columbia. I did their Coastal Mountain Getaway, which is a small group adventure in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. The trip took us to two places (1) Wilderness Lake (a lake in the middle of a wilderness setting in the Cariboo Chilcotin Mountains), and (2) Bella Coola (a stunning lush river valley a couple hours to the west of Wilderness Lake). This was an outstanding trip. The Wilderness Lake portion of the trip got us into true pristine wilderness, with amazing hiking and gorgeous views at every turn. During the days, we enjoyed hikes into different parts of the mountains surrounding our base cabin. At night, we slept in a comfortable cabin. Yoho Adventures took care of all of the food arrangements, allowing us to focus on the beauty of this amazing untouched area. Our guides (Ben and Cristina) were seasoned hikers, with amazing fitness and wilderness know how, but they adjusted our hikes to the fitness level of the group (which was relatively fit, but not super fit). The Getaway Adventure also took us to Bella Coola (after the portion at Wilderness Lake). Bella Coola is a lightly populated stunning valley with silver mountains, lush rain forests, turquoise waters and jagged fjords (the valley is on the coast and meets inlets running in from the ocean). Here, we did some more hiking and took a float down a gorgeous river to look for grizzly bears. While in Bella Coola, we spotted both grizzly bears and black bears. Our group in total consisted of 6 guests and 2 guides. I knew no one before the trip but quickly made friends with everyone, including our guides, who made every effort to make me feel at home, and throughout the trip did everything they could to make our trip enjoyable and comfortable. This was a truly awesome experience, and gave me a great appreciation for the beauty of British Columbia. If you are an outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of comfort while getting off the beaten path in a gorgeous wilderness setting, I would highly recommend this trip.