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Summiting Half Dome

Yosemite National Park

Join us for an unforgettable backpacking experience to the summit of Yosemite's iconic Half Dome. Rising 4,737 feet over the valley floor, the Half Dome summit offers breathtaking views of the valley and beyond.

  • August 28–30
  • September 13–15

JULY 12 DATE SOLD OUT

Summit the most famous peak in Yosemite National Park.  At 8,839 feet, its a solid climb, but it's more than worth it for the breathtaking views of the Valley from atop.  Backpacking is best way to see this iconic mountain while avoiding the big crowds.  The hike culminates in the challenging cable climb up a rock face.  A definite bucket list trip.  These trips sell out quick and permits can be impossible to get on your own, so don't miss this perfect opportunity to see the best of Yosemite.

What's included:
  • Breakfast and Dinner Meals (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free available)
  • Group cooking gear, bear canisters, water filtration systems
  • Group first aid kit
  • Wilderness Permits
  • Expert guides 

What's not included:

     

     


    DIFFICULTY SCALE
    EASY
    MODERATE
    DIFFICULTParticipants will be carrying their own gear, 35 - 45lbs, 7 to 11 miles each day over moderate to strenuous terrain at elevation drops and gains of up to 3,000 ft in a day. We recommend doing numerous day hikes and training with a 35 - 45lb pack prior to your trip. Individuals should be superior physical condition. A training regime can be supplied, at request. Also, please make sure your hiking boots are broken in before the trip.
    VERY STRENUOUS

     

    Day 1

      • Meet at the Glacier Point parking lot at 11am (MAP)
      • Trip orientation and gear discussion
      • Hike roughly 4 miles on moderate downhill terrain
      • Make camp at Illouette Canyon
      • Lunch and dinner provided
    Day 2
      • Hike 5 miles to Little Yosemite Valley
      • Make camp & have lunch
      • Hike 3.5 miles challenging to the summit of Half Dome with a lightweight day pack
      • Enjoy spectacular views of Yosemite Valley from the summit
      • Descend 3.5 miles back to camp at Little Yosemite Valley
      • Breakfast and dinner provided
    Day 3 
    • Break camp
    • Hike 5 miles on moderate uphill terrain to a natural waterslide and swimming hole
    • Enjoy a trailside lunch
    • Hike 3 miles on moderate uphill terrain to Glacier Point parking lot
    • Breakfast provided

      Note on Itinerary: 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.

       

       

       

      You bring:

      Optional (but recommended) gear:

      Do NOT bring:

      • Soap
      • Full wallet and set of keys (especially rental sets)
      • Full sized toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, etc.