Snowshoe Yosemite: Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – Trip 1

Snowshoe Yosemite: Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias – Trip 1

Snowshoe Yosemite Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
January 26, 2019

Program cancelled due to the closure of Mariposa Grove during the federal government shutdown

Enjoy a guided winter experience in one of the world’s natural wonders: the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

As you snowshoe among the towering trees, you’ll get to experience a serene, welcoming setting, and see the outcome of the recently completed restoration project that brought ecological balance back to the grove. Learn about the ecology of the grove and how the Sierra Nevada snowpack has helped these giants thrive for thousands of years. Feel the quiet that descends on the forest in winter, look for signs of wildlife that stay active year-round, and hear the stories behind some of the grove’s most famous trees, such as the Grizzly Giant.

Included with your registration:

  • A full-day guided snowshoe adventure (Saturday, January 26, starting at 9 am and lasting about six hours).
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Snowshoe rental (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Friday, January 25, and departs Monday, January 28) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley. We cannot adjust these dates.
  • Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.
Experience Level: Any. Participants must be physically fit.
Hiking: Moderate. 7 miles round-trip.
Elevation Range: 5,600 feet–6,800 feet.
Registration Price: $99
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.