Snowshoe Yosemite: Dewey Point 2

March 22, 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 start at 8 am at Badger Pass Ski Area.

Experience package includes camping March 21–23 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, entry into Yosemite and snowshoes. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls March 21–23. 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
Karen Amstutz, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Karen Amstutz

Karen Amstutz is a California native with a Masters in Environmental Education who has over 15 years of experience working in Yosemite. She has taught for NatureBridge and has worked as a National Park Service ranger in Tuolumne Meadows, where she is well-known for her campfire programs. Karen lives with her family in El Portal and loves to share her extensive knowledge about the natural world.