Summit two of Yosemite’s most iconic peaks over the course of three nights in the backcountry, while camping and exploring the park’s stunning alpine lakes one of our most popular guided Yosemite Backpacking Trips! Start your journey camping at the shore of May Lake at the base of Mount Hoffman (10,850’). Cool off in Yosemite’s largest lake (Tenaya) before hiking up to the Sunrise Lakes area where you will camp before tackling the Clouds Rest summit (9,926’). Leave the packs at camp for a light day hike to Clouds Rest on Day 4, where you’ll experience one of the best views of Yosemite Valley in the park! On the final day, retrace your steps for a downhill hike back to Tioga Road where you’ll be shuttled back to Yosemite Valley to end our trip. If you’re looking for a quintessential Yosemite high country experience, this adventure will not disappoint!
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.
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. If seasonal access or trail conditions present issues, the tour/hike/itinerary will be modified accordingly. For more information and what to expect, see: Yosemite’s 2023 Snowpack & 2023 Summer Expectations.
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“All 2023 dates remain tentative until permitted 20-weeks in advance. Please remain from making travel arrangements outside of this timeline. We will contact you if we are unsuccessful in obtaining the exact dates listed above. Feel free to contact us if you would like to confirm.”