Snowshoe Yosemite: Winter Ecology and Survival at Tuolumne Grove - Trip 1

Snowshoe Yosemite in Tuolumne Grove
January 21, 2018

We regret to inform you we've had to cancel the Jan. 20 & 21 Snowshoe treks Dewey Point #2 and Winter Ecology & Survival at Tuolumne Grove due to lack of snow. 

Spend the day immersed in Yosemite’s winter majesty! January is the perfect time to enjoy a snowshoe through serene meadows and the awe-inspiring giant sequoia trees in Tuolumne Grove.

For this adventure your naturalist guide, will share her knowledge and insider tips as you explore Yosemite’s winter landscape.  Discover the secrets of winter ecology during a gentle guided snowshoe walk through the meadows of Crane Flat and into Tuolumne Grove, where you’ll learn to identify animal tracks and see how plants and wildlife adapt to the cold and snow. We’ll also have the opportunity to brush up on your winter survival skills in an interactive course on building fires, making shelters and more.

Included with your registration:

  • A full-day guided snowshoe adventure Sunday, Jan 21, starting at 9 am and lasting about seven hours)
  • Park entry (as needed)
  • Snowshoe rental (as needed)
  • Two nights of shared camping (as needed, arriving Jan 20 and departing Jan 22) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley
  • 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. No snowshoeing experience required, but participants must to be physically fit.
Hiking: Moderate; about seven miles round-trip
Elevation: 5,600 feet elevation with 1,200-foot elevation gain
Registration Price: $99
Naturalist Guide:
View a suggested snowshoe walk packing list.
Guide
Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary

Andrea Canapary is passionate about teaching people of all ages to develop appreciation for the natural world. She spent ten summers in the Adirondack Mountains helping connect youth to wilderness, and has since instructed at numerous environmental education centers across California and Oregon. After being assigned to lead a California Conservation Corps (CCC) backcountry trail crew for five months in the Yosemite high country 20 years ago, Andrea fell in love with the region, settling just outside the park to raise her family. She has now spent more than 18 years teaching classes on both the natural and human history of Yosemite to CCC trail crews, and has enjoyed countless adventures in Yosemite’s front and backcountry. She is excited to guide you on a trip that will leave you with some equally incredible memories!