Length

3 Days

Mileage | Rating

6 Miles
Moderate

Cost

$870

Meeting Location | Time

Tuolumne Meadows Store & Grill
12 PM

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IMPORTANT

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All confirmed trips with Lasting Adventures include the required entry permit, but not the entry fee, for the duration of the trip. On youth summer camps the entry documents are valid for pick-up and drop-off only, but no entry fee is required. We are not able to add extra days; please visit recreation.gov for Yosemite Entrance Reservations outside of your trip dates.

Where Yosemite Adventures meet Yoga

Yoga and Yosemite. Kind of goes together like milk and cookies. It doesn’t get much better. Let the beautiful and amazing high country of Yosemite be your classroom and studio on this 3-day high-adventure Yoga retreat. Over these 3 days you will be guided by an experienced Lasting Adventures guide and a top-notch, professional Yoga instructor. Our staff  will challenge you physically, mentally, and sometimes emotionally. In this beautiful Yosemite backcountry studio, participants will be encouraged to get out of their head and into their body. Instructors will guide you to trust your body, while encouraging participants to observe their internal awareness. Our goal is to create an unforgettable experience for all participants!

*For 2021, our June 25, July 23, August 20, and September 24 trips are women-exclusive trips. All other trips (July 9, August 6, September 3, and October 1) are co-ed trips.
*For 2022, our June 24, July 22, August 19, and September 16 trips are women-exclusive trips. All other trips (July 8, August 5, September 2, and September 30) are co-ed trips.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet your guide and the yoga instructor at noon at the Tuolumne Meadows Store located off the Tioga Road in Yosemite. You will pack up in the parking lot before hiking 1.3 moderate miles to May Lake. May Lake is an absolutely beautiful high sierra lake at 9,329’, and one of the largest by area in Yosemite National Park.

The designated backpacker’s campsites are along the south shore of the lake will be your base camp for the weekend. There are seasonally operating flush toilets and a fresh water tap here. After enjoying a swim, snacks, water, yoga and some relaxation here at May Lake, the guides will cook you a delicious dinner and take you to one of the best sunset spots in Yosemite overlooking a huge swath of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Today’s Mileage: 1.3mi / +500′, -0′

Day 2

After breakfast, you will go on a 1.5 mile, 1,350 foot climb to the peak of Mount Hoffman (with day packs, not full backpacks). Reaching the peak is worth the tough trek; It is the geographical center of the Yosemite National Park, and it provides a 360-degree perspective of the entire park.

With incredible views of Half Dome, Cloud’s Rest, the Clark Range, the Cathedral Range and Tuolumne’s High Country, and of the park’s northern borders it is easy to understand why this huge exfoliating mountain was John Muir’s favorite view and an incredible yoga spot.

After you have had your fill of the overwhelming views from the peak, you will backtrack the trail, all downhill, descending 1500 vertical feet back to May Lake. The evening will consist of a relaxing and restorative yoga session followed by dinner and sunset.

Today’s Mileage: 3 mi / +1,350′, -1,350′

Day 3

On the third day, you will wake up to sunrise over May Lake. This will be followed by one more yoga session, breakfast with hot beverages, and hike back to the trail head.

Today’s Mileage: 1.3mi / +0′, -500′

We aim to be finished with this hike between 11 am and 3 pm.

Other
The May Lake Yoga trip combines high alpine lakes and scenery, a chance to summit a major peak in Yosemite, and views into the Yosemite High Country from an awesome perch above your campsite at May Lake.

Required shuttle costs are included in the above costs. We also include yoga mats, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, pads, and eating utensils at NO EXTRA COST as needed. All meals are included from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast and snacks on the last day. Lastly, all profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.

Note
All trips are subject to Lasting Adventures obtaining the necessary wilderness permits. Although our success rate is 98%, should we not obtain the exact trail-head, a trip of equal quality will be obtained. Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. You will be kept in contact throughout this process.

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Cancellation Policy/Additional Information

Multi-Day Adventures/Summer Camps Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy is only for trips booked directly through our official website, lastingadventures.com. If you have booked via a third-party website, such as The Clymb, TripAdvisor Experiences/Viator, or bookyogaretreats.com, the below policy does not apply, and you are held to the third-party’s cancellation policy.

  • There will be no cost for cancellations of multi-day trips made at least 30 days in advance. (*Exception: our Lodging/Hiking package has a $100 non-refundable processing fee.)
  • Between 30 days and 7 days from the date and time of departure, if you choose to cancel your multi-day adventure for any reason, we can offer a transferable lifetime credit of the value paid.
  • There will be no cost for cancellations for trips we are unable to run due to closures and/or restrictions by government officials. We will make departure determinations for trips 7 days in advance of the departure date. Refunds for trips not able to be run will be processed within 5 days of the intended departure date and can only be processed back to the original payment method used for the current trip. 
    • Exception: We may make this determination 15 days in advance for Lodging Packages. 
    • Any portion of a trip purchased with a credit from a previous year will revert back to a credit.
    • Due to the difficulties of running seasonal programs, a lost season can affect us greatly. We appreciate any of our customers that would choose to take a lifetime, transferable credit for the value paid of their trip, should the trip not be able to operate due to government restrictions.
  • Final payments on multi-day trips are automatically processed/due at 30 days in advance of the trip. Any new multi-day booking made at/within 45-days in advance will be required to pay in full.
    • Exception: Final payments are due at least 45 days in advance for our Lodging/Hiking package.
  • For our Summer Camps, due to COVID-19 in 2021 participants must have a responsible party available within 6 hours of Yosemite Valley for pickup in case of emergency. 

 

Traditional Backpacking

Lasting Adventures runs traditional backpacking trips. Traditional backpacking is done without the use of porters, stock, or other assistance. You will be expected to carry all of your own personal gear and a share of the group gear and food in a backpack for the duration of this trip. This weight will typically be between 30-50 pounds and in no case more than ⅓ of your body weight.

As needed, it is recommended that participants discuss their ability to conduct a backpacking trip with their doctor, including (but not limited to) the ability to carry heavy loads over long distances and over strenuous and uneven terrain. Levels of difficulty listed on our web site are relative and in no way an objective declaration of difficulty, and a regular physical exercise program is recommended prior to going on your adventure. A subjective guide to difficulty levels can be found here: Difficulty Levels.

2021 DATES BY MONTH

    June Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Jun 25th - Sun, Jun 27th
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  • July Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Jul 9th - Sun, Jul 11th
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  • Fri, Jul 23rd - Sun, Jul 25th
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    August Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Aug 6th - Sun, Aug 8th
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  • Fri, Aug 20th - Sun, Aug 22nd
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  • September Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Sep 3rd - Sun, Sep 5th
  • Fri, Sep 24th - Sun, Sep 26th
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    October Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Oct 1st - Sun, Oct 3rd

2022 DATES BY MONTH

    June Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Jun 24th - Sun, Jun 26th
  • July Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Jul 8th - Sun, Jul 10th
  • Fri, Jul 22nd - Sun, Jul 24th

    August Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Aug 5th - Sun, Aug 7th
  • Fri, Aug 19th - Sun, Aug 21st
  • September Departure Dates  

  • Fri, Sep 2nd - Sun, Sep 4th
  • Fri, Sep 16th - Sun, Sep 18th
  • Fri, Sep 30th - Sun, Oct 2nd

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    *Permitting is done 24 weeks in advance of the dates listed above. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until permits are confirmed. Having Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

    *For 2021, our June 25, July 23, August 20, and September 24 trips are women-exclusive trips. All other trips (July 9, August 6, September 3, and October 1) are co-ed trips.
    *For 2022, our June 24, July 22, August 19, and September 16 trips are women-exclusive trips. All other trips (July 8, August 5, September 2, and September 30) are co-ed trips.

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