Our 10-Day Sequoia High Country Adventure is designed for participants ages 15-18 who are experienced backpackers or have been on trail with Lasting Adventures before (Note: This trip is perfect for those participants who have participated in 6 day adventures in Yosemite or Olympic National Parks and want a greater challenge). This trip explores well into the backcountry of Sequoia National Park. This Sequoia adventure includes hiking through alpine meadows, over high mountain passes, and visiting some of the best scenery in North America. You will camp next to alpine lakes and meadows and enjoy sunrises on some of the tallest mountains in the state. Most trips have an opportunity to summit a major peak and/or explore nearby lakes, waterfalls or geologic features. With instruction from our educators/guides, your participant will learn to appreciate this landscape on a deeper level while they participate in daily activities and challenge. Risk-taking, freedom and outdoor education programming, complimented by fun and support from others, leads to a positive youth backpacking experience and adventure for all.
Due to a record setting snowpack this winter, we anticipate late seasonal openings for the 2023 summer at higher elevations (with Tioga Road opening between July 1-15th) and modified itineraries at lower elevations and on early season trips as needed. Our online offerings have been updated to reflect this.
Throughout June and into July as needed, Yosemite Summer Camps will be based at lower elevations accessed from the Yosemite Valley, the Glacier Point Road, or relocated to areas above Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Most all summer camps scheduled to meet/end at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley will still be doing so. Through June, expect most all 6-Day Yosemite High Country Adventure programs to be relocated to a meeting location either in Yosemite Valley or at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Updated meeting locations will be communicated in advanced camp emails and based on the most updated conditions as well as permit availability. Be prepared for wet/muddy trails, and the possibility of stream/river crossings and/or walking on/crossing/camping on/near snow. Trekking poles will be provided. Also be prepared for added adventure as you experience Yosemite in unparalleled beauty as it comes to life after one of the wettest winter seasons on record.
For more information and what to expect, see: Yosemite’s 2023 Snowpack & 2023 Summer Expectations.