- Journey Through -

The Rushing Canyon

Journey Through

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Rushing Canyon

Electric. Lively.

Electric. Lively.

  • Follow the wild Tuolumne River carving deep into an ancient canyon
  • Camp under towering redwoods next to a picturesque riverbank
  • Swimming holes! Waterfalls! This is our warmest trip. Pack a suit!

Journey Through

The Rushing Canyon

Yosemite

Length: 6 Days / 36 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate / Relaxed

2023 Dates:

  • June 16 – 21 *
    fully booked
  • July 5 – 10 *
    5 spots remaining

* Permit pending
Confirmation 6 months in advance

Cost: $1,844

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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Journey Through the Rushing Canyon

  • Follow the cascading Tuolumne River as it carves deep into an ancient canyon
  • Camp beneath towering redwoods on the picturesque edge of a riverbank
  • Dive into swimming holes and duck under waterfalls. This is Yosemite’s warmest trip. Pack a suit!

Yosemite / 6 Days / 36 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate / Relaxed

2023 Dates:

  • June 16 – 21 *     fully booked
  • July 5 – 10 *       5 spots remaining

* Permit pending. Confirmation 6 months in advance.

Cost: $1,844

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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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.

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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

     Embark through a dense forest. A dazzling canyon drop soon emerges. The intense view draws us onward between the imposing canyon walls. We set up camp on a cliff, and we eat dinner anticipating adventure below.

6.5 miles | -2,100 ft

DAY TWO

     Embark through a dense forest. A dazzling canyon drop soon emerges. The intense view draws us onward between the imposing canyon walls. We set up camp on a cliff, and we eat dinner anticipating adventure below.

6.5 miles, -2,100 ft

DAY THREE

     Rise to the smell of your guide cooking breakfast, and prepare to descend deeper into the canyon. We meet the powerful Tuolumne River as it courses through the lower reaches. Our tents go up fast, as we have seen a swimming hole, and we want to swim!

8 miles, +500 ft | -1,400 ft

DAY THREE

     Rise to the smell of your guide cooking breakfast, and prepare to descend deeper into the canyon. We meet the powerful Tuolumne River as it courses through the lower reaches. Our tents go up fast, as we have seen a swimming hole, and we want to swim!

8 miles | +500 ft, -1,400 ft

DAY FOUR

     Our climb this morning is surprisingly short. We want to have fun! We set up camp early so that we can explore and swim in the cascade that rumbles next to our tents.

6.5 miles, +1,100 ft

DAY FOUR

     Our climb this morning is surprisingly short. We want to have fun! We set up camp early so that we can explore and swim in the cascade that rumbles next to our tents.

6.5 miles | +1,100 ft

DAY FIVE

     It’s easy to wake up with three waterfalls on the docket. This canyon grows more enchanting by the day. At Waterwheel Falls, we see the torrent fly up and do a 360! We ascend to camp just above the plunging California falls, and we dip under her deluge.

6 miles, +2,100 ft

DAY FIVE

     It’s easy to wake up with three waterfalls on the docket. This canyon grows more enchanting by the day. At Waterwheel Falls, we see the torrent fly up and do a 360! We ascend to camp just above the plunging California falls, and we dip under her deluge.

6 miles | +2,100 ft

DAY SIX

     Try to find bears roaming through the green, flowery meadows of Glen Aulin. After we eat lunch at the monumental Tuolumne Falls, we head out to the trailhead. We return to our lives with an uplifted view and happy memories – as adventurers!

9 miles, +800 ft

DAY SIX

     Try to find bears roaming through the flowery meadows of Glen Aulin. After we eat lunch at the monumental Tuolumne Falls, we head out to the trailhead. We return to our lives with an uplifted view and happy memories – as adventurers!

9 miles | +800 ft

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

Come Join Us!

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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
  • 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

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

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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