Length

3 days, 2 nights

Mileage | Rating

8 Miles
Moderate/Strenuous

Cost

$710

Meeting Location | Time

Curry Village Bus Stop 14
3:00 PM

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Yosemite Overnight Snowshoe

Go on an adventure that will set you apart! Experience Yosemite’s scenic snow-covered backcountry during one of the park’s most peaceful seasons. Begin your trip by camping in Yosemite Valley surrounded by iconic features like Half Dome, El Capitan, and the Merced River. Then, learn the basic techniques of snowshoeing while trekking out to the South Rim of Yosemite Valley. Enjoy the solitude that comes with wandering through meadows blanketed with snow and conifer forests filled with fresh animal tracks. Sleep in a four-season tent above 7,000’ near Dewey Point and soak in the spectacular night sky. Take a snowy detour to Crocker Point—a picturesque overlook 3,000’ above Yosemite Valley. If you want to experience a Yosemite that most visitors never see, this trip is your perfect opportunity. Best of all, it’s an adventure that only needs a weekend!

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Itinerary

Meeting Location: Curry Village Store
High Point: Various Valley Locations

Day One: On the first day you will meet your guide in the general area behind Bus Stop 14 at Curry Village within Yosemite Valley. From there you will walk over to Upper Pines Campground where you will get acquainted with the group, gear and trip logistics. Your guide will provide you with the necessary tools and knowledge for a successful backcountry trip. Once camp is set up, you are free to explore short Yosemite Valley hikes per the recommendation of the guide and/or dine at one of Yosemite Valley’s food establishments.

Day Two: After a quick breakfast in Curry Village you will catch the morning shuttle bus to the trailhead off the Glacier Point Road. From here you’ll begin the trek to Dewey Point and the South Rim of Yosemite Valley through beautiful conifer forests and snow-covered fields of granite. The relatively flat four-mile snowshoe hike to Dewey Point at 7,200’ will culminate in sweeping vistas of El Capitan, Half Dome, and many of the High Sierra peaks. After setting up camp and getting warm and dry, you’ll be able to relax while your guide prepares a hot dinner. Before going to bed, remember to look up at the night sky to experience Yosemite’s stars from high above the Valley floor.

Day Three: Wake up with the sun and enjoy a hearty breakfast before packing up camp. Weather depending, snowshoe an additional mile out to Crocker Point at 7,100’ for another stunning view of the Merced River snaking through the Valley beneath you. From there, hike back to the trailhead on the Glacier Point Road and catch the afternoon shuttle bus back down to Curry Village.

*Note on Inclement Weather*
Mountain weather in the winter months can be notoriously bad, particularly at higher elevations. If the weather is forecasted to be especially inclement during your trip (i.e. freezing rain, high winds, etc.), you will likely basecamp at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley and set out on day excursions from there. Your guide will ensure that your experience meets your expectations and is as close to the original itinerary as possible.

Testimonials

“Awesome winter experience in Yosemite”

“The best way to see Yosemite Valley in the winter!”

“They were personable, friendly and very knowledgeable about the park, our hike and the flora and fauna.”

Cancellation Policy

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. 

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