- 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

Length: 6 Days / 22 Miles

Trip Type: Breezy / Leisurely

2021 Dates:

  • Trip available upon request

Cost: $1, 395

  • Deposit: $300
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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 lake hidden in thick forest, and peek over the edge of a shocking 4,000 foot drop!
  • Swim and laze lakeside in this rejuvenating adventure

Length: 6 Days / 22 Miles

Trip Type: Breezy / Leisurely

2021 Dates:

  • Trip available upon request

Cost: $1,395

  • Deposit: $300
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

Adventure

Itinerary

- Adventure Itinerary -

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 reaching the glassy waters of Grant Lakes. Set up camp and eat a delicious dinner cooked by your guide.  Over dessert, watch the sunset reflect brilliantly on the still lake’s surface.

6.5 miles

DAY TWO

     Ascend through abundant forest before reaching the glassy waters of Grant Lakes. Set up camp and eat a delicious dinner cooked by your guide.  Over dessert, watch the sunset reflect brilliantly on the still lake’s surface.

6.5 miles

DAY THREE

     With coffee and breakfast, we gain energy and finish the short climb to Ten Lakes Pass. We stand proudly atop the pass and behold an entire valley of glittering lakes! After a short hike down, we have the whole afternoon to swim and play games.

4.5 miles

DAY THREE

     With coffee and breakfast, we gain energy and finish the short climb to Ten Lakes Pass. We stand proudly atop the pass and behold an entire valley of glittering lakes! After a short hike down, we have the whole afternoon to swim and play games.

4.5 miles

DAY FOUR

     Base camp in place and explore off-trail. We stumble upon a mysterious lake hidden in deep woods. We discover a 4,000 foot cliff overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. At camp, we swim and rest lakeside.

0-2.5 miles

DAY FOUR

     Base camp in place and explore off-trail. We stumble upon a mysterious lake hidden in deep woods. We discover a 4,000 foot cliff overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne. At camp, we swim and rest lakeside.

0-2.5 miles

DAY FIVE

     We backpack to a serene, unnamed lake and swim out to her many islands. At twilight, we take a short off-trail excursion to a secret lake beyond a hill. Contemplating her sunset beauty, we head back to our cozy tents.

2 miles

DAY FIVE

     We backpack to a serene, unnamed lake and swim out to her many islands. At twilight, we take a short off-trail excursion to a secret lake beyond a hill. Contemplating her sunset beauty, we head back to our cozy tents.

2 miles

DAY SIX

     We accomplish our last short climb back up to the pass. We look down at the lakes and reflect upon our expedition. Hiking home, we feel fresh and full of insights gained through our restorative journey.

6 miles

DAY SIX

     We accomplish our last short climb back up to the pass. We look down at the lakes and reflect upon our expedition. Hiking home, we feel fresh and full of insights gained through our restorative journey.

6 miles

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

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

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

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 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

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

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

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