- Expedition to -

The High Country

Expedition

- to the -

High Country

Soaring. Graceful.

  • Swim in the cool blue water of six high altitude lakes
  • Traverse Vogelsang Pass, among the highest viewpoints in all of Yosemite
  • Discover a world of meadows, lakes and peaks above 10,000 feet!

Expedition To

The High Country

Length: 6 Days / 34 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate/Relaxed

2021 Dates:

  • July 7 – 12          fully booked
  • August 11 – 16   5 spots remaining

Cost: $1,395

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

Expedition to the High Country

  • Swim in the cool blue water of six high altitude lakes
  • Traverse Vogelsang Pass (10,670 feet), one of the highest viewpoints in all of Yosemite
  • Discover a world of meadows, lakes and peaks, all while remaining above 10,000 feet!

Length: 6 Days / 34 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate / Relaxed

2021 Dates:

  • July 7 – 12            fully booked
  • August 11 – 16      5 spots remaining

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

     Enter Lyell Canyon, a boundless golden meadow. With a gentle incline, we follow alongside the quietly meandering Tuolumne River. After a comforting dinner, the rolling waters of a stream help us fall sound asleep.

6 miles

DAY TWO

     Enter Lyell Canyon, a boundless golden meadow. With a gentle incline, we follow alongside the quietly meandering Tuolumne River. After a comforting dinner, the rolling waters of a stream help us fall sound asleep.

6 miles

DAY THREE

     Today, we climb to the high country. Although, steep, we enjoy dazzling views with each upward step. Passing the grassy shores of Evelyn Lake, we wonder if we have been transported to the Irish countryside. We arrive at Vogelsang Lake and eat a scrumptious dinner over 10,000 feet high!

7 miles

DAY THREE

     Today, we climb to the high country. Although, steep, we enjoy dazzling views with each upward step. Passing the grassy shores of Evelyn Lake, we wonder if we have been transported to the Irish countryside. We arrive at Vogelsang Lake and eat a scrumptious dinner over 10,000 feet high!

7 miles

DAY FOUR

     Eat breakfast looking forward to Vogelsang Pass, the high point on our trip. An easy hike to the top allows us to see alpine lakes, snow fields, and sharp peaks for miles! After a jaunt to Babcock Lake we swim among its intriguing islands.

8 miles

DAY FOUR

     Eat breakfast looking forward to Vogelsang Pass, the high point on our trip. An easy hike to the top allows us to see alpine lakes, snow fields, and sharp peaks for miles! After a jaunt to Babcock Lake we swim among its intriguing islands.

8 miles

DAY FIVE

     Sleep in and eat a gourmet breakfast. A mellow walk brings us to eerie Emeric Lake for a snack. Afterwards, we hike through a colorful mountain forest to charming Babcock Lake. Camp on a cliff under the swirling warm sunset.

5.5 miles

DAY FIVE

     Sleep in and eat a gourmet breakfast. A mellow walk brings us to eerie Emeric Lake for a snack. Afterwards, we hike through a colorful mountain forest to charming Babcock Lake. Camp on a cliff under the swirling warm sunset.

5.5 miles

DAY SIX

     Watch the morning ritual of hundreds of fish jumping up in the water as we break camp. Follow Rafferty Creek down to the trailhead, and back to civilization. With a bittersweet goodbye, we feel strong and inspired for our next adventure!

7 miles

DAY SIX

     Watch the morning ritual of hundreds of fish jumping up in the water as we break camp. Follow Rafferty Creek down to the trailhead, and back to civilization. With a bittersweet goodbye, we feel strong and inspired for our next adventure!

7 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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