Young Lakes Backpack Trek
See the best of Yosemite’s high country on this spectacular backpacking trek to the Young Lakes alpine basin, north of Tuolumne Meadows. This trip kicks off with an optional day hike on Sunday; meet at 12 pm at Tuolumne Meadows to acclimate to the elevation and enjoy getting to know each other. On Sunday evening, the group will discuss the upcoming trek, safety and Leave No Trace ethics. Start Monday morning near Lembert Dome, go past Dog Lake and Ragged Peak, and set up basecamp for two nights at a beautiful High Sierra lake. You’ll have a chance to summit Mt. Conness and take in astounding views of the High Sierra from one the highest peaks in Yosemite. Your experienced naturalist will share fun facts about the area’s natural history, while you enjoy good company amid the grand mountain scenery. On Wednesday, we’ll hike back to Tuolumne Meadows, returning around 4 pm.
Experience package includes camping July 27 & 30 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground, entry into Yosemite, wilderness permits and a bear canister. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.