Snowshoe Yosemite: Mariposa Grove 1

January 11, 2014

What a better way to explore the magic of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias than on snowshoes? Veteran ranger Dick Ewart leads this fun excursion, which offers a rare opportunity to explore the grove in winter, when it is at its most beautiful and serene. Learn about the ancient stories of the majestic sequoias, including one of the largest trees in the grove, the Grizzly Giant. If you’re looking for an outdoor experience in a magnificent setting, don’t miss this one. This excursion is recommended for adults and mature teens. The trek will begin Saturday morning at Yosemite’s south entrance gate on Hwy. 41.

Experience package includes camping Jan. 10–12 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley, entry into Yosemite and snowshoes. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls Jan. 10–12. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Moderate to challenging, depending on snow conditions; 7–8 miles on snowshoes
Elevation: 5,000'–6,000'
Experience package: $99
Leader: Dick Ewart

Dick Ewart

Dick Ewart a veteran hiker and skier, has been a ranger-naturalist in Yosemite for over thirty years. He has hiked most of the park’s 800 miles of trails. His BA degree in biol­ogy is from the University of New Hampshire and his New England accent is as strong as ever. Dick spends his summers presenting naturalist programs at Glacier Point, and his winters leading snowshoe hikes at the Badger Pass Ski Area.