Tuolumne Alpine Insider: Life at the Top

July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014

Join expert naturalist Michael Ross for a real insider’s view of the landscape and environment that thrive above the tree line. You’ll encounter fascinating geology and wildlife, while learning about the distinctive alpine flora and fauna of the Sierra Crest. During a series of day hikes, you will participate in hands-on activities, where you can explore the diversity of life above Tuolumne Meadows. Program begins Saturday morning in Tuolumne Meadows and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping July 25–28 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Tuolumne Lodge July 25–28. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of the topics that will be discussed by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Sky Island.

Hiking: Moderate; up to 6 miles a day, some rugged terrain
Elevation: 8,600'–10,000'
Experience package: $149
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.