Snowshoe Yosemite: Winter Ecology and Survival at Tuolumne Grove - Trip 2

Snowshoe Yosemite: Winter Ecology and Survival at Tuolumne Grove - Trip 2

Showshoe Yosemite with naturalist guide, Pete Devine.
February 10, 2018

Spend the day immersed in Yosemite’s winter majesty! February 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 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 Saturday, Feb 10, 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 Feb 9 and departing Feb 11) 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: 6,200 feet elevation with 500-foot elevation gain
Registration Price: $99
Naturalist Guide: Pete Devine
View a suggested snowshoe walk packing list.
Pete Devine, Yosemite Conservancy Guide

Pete Devine

Pete Devine is the Resident Naturalist for the Conservancy. Pete has lived in Yosemite for about 20 years, has hiked most of its trails, and explained Yosemite to thousands of park visitors. He has studied the Lyell Glacier, added to the park’s bird studies and trained rangers in history, geology and biology. You may have seen Pete’s work in the ‘Yosemite Frazil Ice’ video.