Snowshoe Yosemite: Valley Vistas atop Dewey Point – Trip 1

Snowshoe Yosemite: Valley Vistas atop Dewey Point – Trip 1

Snowshoe to one of Yosemite Valley’s greatest panoramas with an expert naturalist guide.
February 2, 2019

Winter in Yosemite means quiet days, glittering peaks and snowshoe season! Join us for a guided snowshoe walk to Dewey Point, high above Yosemite Valley. As you make your way through a frosty forest wonderland, your experienced naturalist guide will point out winter wildlife, animal tracks, tree species and more. Enjoy lunch at the overlook, where you’ll find spectacular views of El Capitan, Ribbon Fall and other natural wonders, then take the scenic route back to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

Included with your registration:

  • A full-day guided snowshoe adventure (Saturday, February 2, starting at 8 am and lasting about eight hours).
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Snowshoe rental (as needed).
  • Camping included, if needed; limited sites are shared among all the participants (reservation arrives Friday, February 1, and departs Sunday, February 3) 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–challenging. 7 miles round-trip.
Elevation: 7,000 feet.
Registration Price: $99
Guide
Jon-Paul Salonen

Jon-Paul Salonen

Jon-Paul Salonen grew up in the Sierra foothills and fell in love with Yosemite and High Sierra as an adolescent, and has now been exploring and delighting in the Sierra for over 20 years. Well accustomed to recreational group camping with family and friends (he is a proud father of two fabulous, nature-loving daughters), he has led backpacking trips and has assisted with leading several day-trips each summer over the past five years. Jon-Paul is a registered Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace advocate and member of the Mariposa Search and Rescue. He is also a registered yoga instructor, holistic health educator, gourmet cook and loves to make merriment in the mountains!