Casual Backpacking: Mono Pass
Get the most for your miles on this light backpacking trip in the eastern Sierra Nevada! Join your naturalist guide on Thursday evening for an orientation, and then hit the trail on Friday to set up your weekend home near Mono Pass. Use your “layover” day to explore Bloody Canyon, swim in Sardine Lakes, and soak in the views of vast Mono Lake while learning about the volcanic history of the surrounding terrain — and the pioneers and miners who made their homes there. Descend Sunday with a new appreciation for this seldom-visited part of Yosemite’s wilderness.
Included with your registration:
- An introductory evening meeting (7:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground) and three full days of guided backpacking in the Tuolumne Meadows area (leaving Tuolumne Meadows at 8:30 am on Friday, Sept. 15 and returning at about 3 pm on Sunday, Sept. 17, depending on group pace)
- Park entry (as needed)
- Camping before and after the trip (as needed, Sept. 14 and Sept. 17) at Tuolumne Meadows Campground
- Bear canister rental (as needed) and wilderness permits
- Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Tuolumne Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up.