Overnight Under the Milky Way with the Yosemite Conservancy

Yosemite’s night skies are a wilderness treasure and rare resource few people ever have the chance to experience. On this easy guided trip, a great option for first-time backpackers, you’ll hike a mile or two from Ostrander Trailhead on Glacier Point Road before settling in at your campsite for the night: a specially selected spot with open skies, at an elevation low enough to sleep outside under the stars. As night falls, your naturalist guide will point out constellations dotting the dark sky, and you’ll get to enjoy the magical sights of the Milky Way, planets, meteors and more — all from the comfort of your sleeping bag.

Pack your sleeping gear, a tent (just in case!) and simple meals (such as premade sandwiches), and prepare to be dazzled by what you can see on a night out in the mountains.

Guide:  Pete Devine

Included with your registration:

•One-night backpacking adventure (starting at 5 pm on Saturday, July 4, and finished around 10 am on Sunday, July 5).
•Bear-canister rental and Wilderness permit.
•Park entry (as needed).

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass. There are no room blocks or campsites for this program

Experience Level:  Any. Participants must be physically fit.

Hiking:  Easy.  3 miles round-trip.

Elevation:  7,000 feet.

Suggested light backpacking list:  Click here

Register:  Click here

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Starts: July 04, 2019

Occurs: Every day until July 05, 2019
Time: Advance Reservations Required

Admission: $129

Location: Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Email: adventures@yosemiteconservancy.org

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