Women's Advanced Backpack ~ Rafferty Creek & Amelia Earhart Peak with the Yosemite Conservancy

Spend a weekend in Yosemite’s high country tackling a challenging, rewarding backpacking trip with a group of fellow adventurous women and an experienced naturalist guide. You’ll depart from Tuolumne Meadows on Friday morning for a full day of hiking through beautiful Lyell Canyon and along Rafferty Creek. Spend the night at Ireland Lake, then choose your Saturday activity: Relax at camp, or head up to the summit of Amelia Earhart Peak — one of only two Yosemite mountains named for a woman. On Sunday, drink in the views of features such as Vogelsang Peak and Evelyn Lake, as you hike back out to Tioga Road.

Throughout the weekend, you’ll learn about the natural and cultural history of Yosemite’s high country. Whether or not you bag the peak, you’ll get to enjoy the satisfaction of a long hike, and the unforgettable experience of a summer trek in the Sierra.

Guide:  Allison Baggett

Included with your registration:

•Three full days of guided backpacking out of Tuolumne Meadows. Starting at 8 am on Friday, August 9, through around 5 pm on Sunday, August 11 (dependent on the speed of the group), plus an introductory evening meeting (7:30 pm on Thursday, August 8, at Tuolumne Meadows Campground).
•Park entry (as needed).
•Shared camping before and after the trip (as needed, Thursday, August 8, and Sunday, August 11) at Tuolumne Meadows Campground. We cannot adjust these dates.
•Bear-canister rental (as needed) and Wilderness permits.

Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the program.

Experience Level:  Intermediate. Participants must have backpacking experience and be physically fit.

Hiking:  Strenuous. 20 miles round-trip, plus a 4-mile day hike, with some off-trail travel

Elevation Range:  8,600 feet to 10,700 feet (Ireland Lake), or 12,000 feet (Amelia Earhart Peak).

Suggested backpacking list:  Click here

Register:  Click here

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Starts: August 08, 2019

Occurs: Every day until August 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm Thurs., start 8:00 am Friday - end 5:00 pm Sunday - Advance Reservations Required

Admission: $299

Location: Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Email: adventures@yosemiteconservancy.org

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