My first question on TGO was about low altitude trips that have the feel of much higher elevations. I asked that question because of the declining physical capacity of my husband. I received spectacular answers, which we were not able to take advantage of because my husband's health declined further soon after. Hiking is now out of the question for him, as is camping or even a long plane trip. So I am now asking a related, but definitely different question.
I can still hike, although I do not know if I can still easily acclimatize. But I do not want to carry a pack other than a day-pack and I don't think it wise to go off on my own on a multi-day trip, and I don't like groups. I'm at a loss with what to do.
Ideally, I'd like a private guide(s) who will do the carrying and the cooking and provide most of the gear. I don't want to schlep more than personal stuff and possibly my own sleeping bag on an airplane. That is, I am looking for a full-service private guide who works in the California Sierra or a comparable place.
At this point, someone is saying this is a shopping//price Question! It is absolutely not a price question. I have a pretty good idea about the cost. Nor am I asking for a list of reputable private guides (although I sure would not refuse to look at such a list!)
I am asking (a) if such a service exists in the Sierra (or in Sierra-like terrain) and (b) if it does, what is an efficient and effective way to find reputable candidates.
I said Sierra-like terrain because I was greatly intrigued by the answer of @gerrit to my first question, although it looks wet.