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High Sierra Camp: Backpack to Glen Aulin & Waterwheel Falls with the Yosemite Conservancy

Summer in Yosemite’s high country never disappoints, and neither will this unique weekend trip spent trekking along the Tuolumne River.

Enjoy the splendor of summer in Yosemite’s high country during this one-of-a-kind backpacking trip with an experienced naturalist guide. Start with a Friday hike along the edge of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River to Glen Aulin, your home for the next two nights. Spend Saturday relaxing by the river or hiking to nearby Waterwheel Fall, then head out on Sunday on the same trail. Throughout the weekend, learn about the flora and fauna that make their home in the high country, and enjoy the dramatic scenery in this beautiful corner of the park.

Guide:  Dick Ewart

Included with your registration:

  • Three full days of guided backpacking from Tuolumne Meadows (8 am on July 10 to 3 pm on July 12, depending on the speed of the group), plus an introductory evening meeting on Thursday, July 9 (7:30 pm at Tuolumne Meadows Campground).
  • Bear-canister rental and wilderness permit.
  • Park entry (as needed).
  • Two nights of tent camping at Tuolumne Meadows Campground, if needed (available Thursday, July 9 and Sunday, July 12).
  • Note: Our limited camping sites are for participants only. The sites are shared. Tents only. We cannot adjust the dates.
  • Option to upgrade accommodations to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge for an additional fee (available Thursday, July 9 and Sunday, July 12). Information about upgrading your accommodations will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option expires 30 days before the program and does not offer a discount. We cannot adjust the dates.
  • Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass, campsites, wilderness permits or bear-canister rental. There are no accommodations arranged other than camping for this program. 

Experience Level:  Moderate, participants must be physically fit.

Hiking:  Moderate - Challenging. 17 miles round-trip hike, previous backpacking experience preferred. 

Elevation:  7,900 - 8,600 feet

Suggested Backpacking  pack list:  Click here

Register:  Click here

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Starts: July 09, 2020

Occurs: Every day until July 12, 2020
Time: Advance Reservations Required

Admission: $299

Location: Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Phone: (209) 379-2317 or (415) 434-1782

Email: info@yosemiteconservancy.org

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