Snowshoe Yosemite: Mariposa Grove 2

February 8, 2014

See giant sequoias in a way few visitors have on this fun and informative day of snowshoeing into the Mariposa Grove. Winter offers the rare opportunity to feel as if you have this ancient grove all to yourself. Naturalist Shirley Spencer will enhance this trip with her creativity and extensive knowledge. You’ll learn about the natural history of the grove, as well as the plant and wildlife species that call it home. If you’re looking for an unforgettable Yosemite experience, don’t pass this one up. This excursion is recommended for adults and mature teens. This trek will begin Saturday morning at Yosemite’s south entrance gate on Hwy. 41.

Experience package includes camping Feb. 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 Feb. 7–9. 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: Shirley Spencer
Shirley Spencer, Yosemite Conservancy expert artist instructor

Shirley Spencer

Shirley Spencer is a renowned artist, musician/singer, athlete and educator. She is also the author/illustrator of Yosemite Conservancy’s “Flowering Shrubs of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada” and co-author (with her husband Mark) of “Southern Yosemite Rock Climbs”. Since the 1980s, thousands have been lucky enough to explore Yosemite with Shirley and share her infectious affinity for the outdoors.