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- Adventure of -

The Ten Lakes

ADVENTURE

- of the -

Ten Lakes

Restorative. Serene.

  • Basecamp and explore a variety of sub-alpine lakes at leisure
  • Tromp off-trail to a secret lake perched next to a stunning cliff!
  • Swim and laze lakeside in this rejuvenating adventure

Adventure of

The Ten Lakes

Yosemite

Length: 5 Days / 20 Miles

Trip Type: Breezy / Energetic

2024 Dates:

  • June 23 – 27
    6 spots remaining
  • July 14 – 18
    7 spots remaining
  • Sep 10 – 14
    7 spots remaining
  • Oct 2 – 6
    7 spots remaining

* Permits authorized 6 months in advance. Dates may slightly shift.

Cost: $1,795

  • Just a $400 deposit to book!

Restorative.  Serene.

Adventure of the Ten Lakes

  • Basecamp in the Ten Lakes Basin, and explore a wide variety of sub-alpine lakes at leisure
  •  Tromp off-trail to a secret hidden lake, and peek over the edge of a shocking 4,000 foot drop!
  • Swim and laze lakeside in this rejuvenating adventure

Yosemite / 5 Days / 20 Miles

Trip Type: Breezy / Energetic

2024 Dates:

  • June 23 – 27          6 spots remaining
  • July 14 – 18            7 spots remaining
  • Sep 10 – 14           7 spots remaining
  • Oct 2 – 6              7 spots remaining

* Permits authorized 6 months in advance. Dates may slightly shift.

Cost: $1,795

  • Just a $400 deposit to book!

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Adventure

Itinerary

Adventure Itinerary

First Day of the Adventure

DAY ONE

     Explore Yosemite’s front country on your own. Meet your guide in the early evening at the backpackers campground. Go over gear and itinerary, set up camp, and eat a hot cooked meal.

0 miles

DAY ONE

     Explore Yosemite’s front country on your own. Meet your guide in the early evening at the backpackers campground. Go over gear and itinerary, set up camp, and eat a hot cooked meal.

0 miles

DAY TWO

     Ascend through abundant forest before crossing the towering Ten Lakes Pass. Stand proudly at the top and behold an entire valley of glittering lakes! During our lakeside dinner, watch the sunset reflect on the pink water.

6.5 miles, +2,150 ft | -700 ft

DAY TWO

     Ascend through abundant forest before crossing the towering Ten Lakes Pass. Stand proudly at the top and behold an entire valley of glittering lakes! During our lakeside dinner, watch the sunset reflect on the pink water.

6.5 miles | +2,150 ft, -700 ft

DAY THREE

     Basecamp in place and explore off-trail. Stumble upon a mysterious lake hidden deep in the woods. Discover a 4,000 foot cliff overlooking Yosemite’s Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne! At camp, we swim, rest, and play games.

3-5 miles, +500 ft

DAY THREE

     Basecamp in place and explore off-trail. Stumble upon a mysterious lake hidden deep in the woods. Discover a 4,000 foot cliff overlooking Yosemite’s Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne! At camp, we swim, rest, and play games.

3-5 miles | +500 ft

DAY FOUR

     Leave basecamp and hike to a serene, unnamed lake before swimming out to her many islands. At twilight, take an off-trail excursion to a secret lake beyond a hill. Contemplating her sunset beauty, we return to our cozy tents.

2-4 miles, +0 ft

DAY FOUR

     Leave basecamp and hike to a serene, unnamed lake before swimming out to her many islands. At twilight, take an off-trail excursion to a secret lake beyond a hill. Contemplating her sunset beauty, we return to our cozy tents.

2-4 miles | +0 ft

DAY FIVE

     We accomplish our last short climb back up to Ten Lakes Pass. We look down at the lakes and reflect upon our expedition. Hiking home, we feel fresh and full with the insights we gained on our restorative journey.

6.5 miles, +700 ft | -2,150 ft

DAY FIVE

     We accomplish our last short climb back up to Ten Lakes Pass. We look down at the lakes and reflect upon our expedition. Hiking home, we feel fresh and full with the insights we gained on our restorative journey.

6.5 miles | +700 ft, -2,150 ft

Come Join Us!

- The Lamplighters Adventuring Society -

What's Included?

Front & Backcountry Accommodations

  • First night in Yosemite backpackers campground
  • 2-6 nights of wilderness camping

Meals & Snacks

  • All meals from the 1st night’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, cookware, first aid kit, etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking/backpackers campground and the trailhead

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yosemite

Personal Gear & Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL PACKAGE

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

Simply bring clothes!
$245/trip

What's Included?

Front and Backcountry Accommodations

  • First night in Yosemite backpackers campground
  • 2-6 nights of wilderness camping

Meals and Snacks

  • All meals from the first night’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lots of snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, stoves, cookware, first aid kit, wilderness permit, card games etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking/backpackers campground and trailhead

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yosemite

Personal Gear and Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL

PACKAGE

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245 / trip

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

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