- June 28–30
- August 9–11
- October 4–6
Experience the spectacular beauty of the Yosemite backpacking on this beginners route from the famous Tuolumne Valley to the spectacular Waterwheel falls. We'll stay at the beautiful Glen Aulin High Camp for two nights allowing participants plenty of time for rest and relaxation among high mountain waterfalls, rivers and valleys. Trails on this route are well maintained and with minimal elevation gain and loss, perfect for those new to backpacking.
Participants will be carrying their own gear, 35 - 45lbs, 5 - 7 miles each day over easy to moderate terrain with minimal elevation drops and gains over well maintained trails. We recommend doing numerous day hikes and training with a 35 - 45lb pack prior to your trip. Individuals should be decent physical condition. A training regime can be supplied, at request. Also, please make sure your hiking boots are broken in before the trip.
Although we'll always do our best to adhere to this schedule, it is often dictated by factors outside of our control and is therefore subject to change. We will run this trip rain or shine.
Moderate day hike 7 miles (no pack) along Tuolumne River to Waterwheel falls and back to camp
Enjoy spectacular views of Tuolumne Meadows
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided
Hike 6 miles on moderate uphill terrain
Return to cars late afternoon / early evening
Headlamp (with fresh batteries)
Sturdy hiking boots that are broken in
SunscreenSun hat, Sunglasses
Hiking pants/shorts, lightweight, quick dry
Wool or synthetic hiking specific socks, liner socks
Seasonally: baselayers, fleece, down jacket, beanie, gloves
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meals (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free available)
Group cooking gear
Water filtration systems
Group first aid kit
Expert certified guides
Transportation to and from the park
Park entrance fees
Personal backpacking gear (see list below: all rentable at Sports Basement)
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