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Yosemite Falls Loop with SYMG

Lot of "bang for the buck," on this short trip, spending 3 days backpacking Yosemite Valley's North Rim. This is a wonderfully scenic trip with moderate days and highlights including hiking alongside the highest waterfall in North America (Yosemite Falls-2,425') and some of the best views of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome in the entire Park.

  • See the best views of iconic Yosemite Falls
  • Traverse the North Rim of Yosemite Valley
  • See Half Dome up from unique, up close angles

Accommodations: 

  • 2 nights of wilderness tent camping (permits included)

Transportation:

  • Day 1 shuttle from meeting location to starting trailhead
  • Day 3 shuttle from ending trailhead to meeting location

Gear:

  • All group gear including stoves, cookware, water filters, group first aid kit, etc.
  • Personal backpacking gear provided by request: backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, trekking poles, and tents

Food:

  • Starting with lunch on Day 1 and ending with lunch on Day 3
  • Backcountry gourmet meals including trail snacks
  • Hot tea or coffee served each morning

See website for full 3 day Itinerary and booking.

Travel & Logistics:  Your trip begins and ends at Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, CA. Plan to arrive before 6pm so you can meet your guides and group for your trip orientation. We recommend driving to Curry Village, although public transportation is also an option (see notes about public transportation below). We'll return to Yosemite Valley by 1pm on the last day of your trip.

Training & Preparation:  To ensure the most enjoyable and successful experience out on the trail, we recommend a rigorous training plan leading up to your trip, focusing on:

  • Endurance, cardio, and aerobic activities
  • Core and leg strength (don't forget those abs and quads)!
  • Day hikes or short overnight trips with a weighted pack (30-35lbs) to train for both the physical and mental aspects of backpacking
  • Cycling, running, step-master or stairs are great cross-training
  • Include hilly terrain and steep climbs whenever possible

Prior Experience:  We strongly encourage having recent backpacking experience or practice before embarking on this trip. The most successful people on these trips have completed a previous backpacking trip carrying a fully weighted pack (30-35 lbs) for 3-5 days. If you do not have this experience, we recommend having a comparable level of fitness and committing to a detailed training plan. You could also consider joining us on a "shake-out" trip prior to the Red Peak Pass Loop.

Permits:  This itinerary may be done in reverse depending on the wilderness permit. This does not affect your meeting place or the timing of the trip. You will be notified in advance of any changes.

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from trailhead
  • Personal Clothing & footwear
  • Recommended 10$-20% gratuity for guides
  • Trip Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Airfare
  • Voluntary or involuntary evacuations
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Starts: May 21, 2021

Occurs: Every day until May 23, 2021
Time: Advanced Reservations Required

Location: Yosemite National Park
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Phone: (800) 231-4575 or (559) 642-2817

Email: info@symg.com

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