Snowshoe Yosemite: Dewey Point 1

March 8, 2014

This program is so popular, we are offering it twice this year! Experience the joy of snowshoeing through a winter forest wonderland and emerging at the breathtaking Dewey Point vista on the south rim of Yosemite Valley. Unlike more popular views of the Valley, Dewey Point is at the west end, where you can look down on Leaning Tower, Ribbon Fall and El Capitan. Along the way, experienced naturalist Karen Amstutz will point out winter wildlife, animal tracks, coniferous and deciduous trees, and more. Participants will take a break to enjoy lunch at Dewey Point and take the scenic route back to Badger Pass. This trek will meet at Badger Pass Ski Area at 8 am.

Experience package includes camping March 7–9 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, entry into Yosemite and snowshoes. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls March 7–9. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. 

Hiking: Moderately challenging, depending on the snow conditions; about 7 miles round-trip
Elevation: 7,000'
Experience package: $99
Leader: Karen Amstutz
Guide
Dick Ewart, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Dick Ewart

Dick Ewart, a veteran hiker and winter enthusiast, has been a park ranger in Yosemite for over thirty years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Hampshire and has hiked and snowshoed most of the park’s 800 miles of trails. Dick spends his summers presenting naturalist programs at Glacier Point while during the winter he enjoys leading snowshoe hikes at the Badger Pass Ski Area.