Go Climb a Peak: Summit Mt. Hoffmann

August 24, 2014

From beautiful May Lake overlooking Tenaya Lake, you’ll hike to the top of Mt. Hoffmann for a panoramic view of Yosemite National Park. This is the geographic center of Yosemite, where the amazing views in every direction will not disappoint. Imagine looking down into Yosemite Valley, then turning to gaze at the jagged peaks to the north. This sight is truly unbelievable and only found from this summit. Naturalist Michael Ross will discuss the geology and alpine ecology of the area, and highlight the diverse landscapes you’ll see. Only seven lucky visitors will enjoy this off-trail excursion with Ross.

Experience package includes camping Aug. 23–25 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Tuolumne Lodge Aug. 23–25. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Hiking: Moderate; 6 miles round-trip
Elevation: 8,710'–10,845'; gain 2,000'
Experience package: $99
Leader: Michael Ross
Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.