- Journey To -

The Heart of the Park

- Journey to -

The Heart

- of -

the park

Remote. Wild.

  • Explore Yosemite’s deep backcountry wilderness, free from crowds
  • Boldy hike over windy Red Peak Pass, Yosemite’s highest point on-trail
  • Discover a rarely visited section of the Sierra Range on our most diverse, gorgeous, and expansive trip!

Journey To

The Heart of The Park

Length: 7 Days / 50 Miles

Trip Type: Rigorous / Rugged

2022 Dates:

Cost: $1,890

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

Journey to the Heart of the Park

  • Explore deep into Yosemite’s backcountry wilderness, free from crowds
  • Boldy hike over windy Red Peak Pass, Yosemite’s highest point on-trail
  • Discover a rarely visited section of the Sierra Range on our most diverse, gorgeous, and expansive trip!

Length: 7 Days / 50 Miles

Trip Type: Rigorous / Rugged

2022 Dates:

  • September 2 – 8           2 of 4 spots remaining
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Cost: $1,890

  • 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

     Embark from Glacier Point with a stunning view of Yosemite Valley. Ascend into a sprawling meadow at the foot of Mt Starr King. After a wholesome and hearty dinner, drift to sleep with the sound of a rippling stream.

6 miles

DAY TWO

     Embark from Glacier Point with a stunning view of Yosemite Valley. Ascend into a serene meadow sprawling at the foot of Mt Starr King. After a wholesome and hearty dinner, drift to sleep with the sound of a rippling stream.

6 miles

DAY THREE

     Penetrate deeper into the backcountry. Stand in awe at the reflection of red rocky cliffs on Lower Ottoway Lake. After setting up camp, swim to a pristine island, and enjoy the restful silence that can only be found above 10,000 feet!

8 miles

DAY THREE

     Penetrate deeper into the backcountry. We stand in awe at the reflection of red rocky cliffs on Lower Ottoway Lake. After setting up camp, swim to a pristine island, and enjoy the restful silence that can only be found above 10,000 feet!

8 miles

DAY FOUR

     Climb above 11,000 feet while crossing lonesome Red Peak Pass. Ahead, infinite layers of twisted pinnacles lie beneath our vantage. Listen as ducks call out to their families next to clear mountain lakes.

10 miles

DAY FOUR

     Climb above 11,000 feet while crossing lonesome Red Peak Pass. Ahead, infinite layers of twisted pinnacles lie beneath our vantage. Listen as ducks call out to their families next to clear mountain lakes.

10 miles

DAY FIVE

     The small brook next to camp picks up speed in gentle meadows, small cascades, and then a startling drop into a monumental valley. We swim beneath a small waterfall and snuggle into our tents for the night.

11 miles

DAY FIVE

     The small brook next to camp picks up speed in gentle meadows, small cascades, and then a startling drop into a monumental valley. We swim beneath a small waterfall and snuggle into our tents for the night.

11 miles

DAY SIX

     Transcend the narrow passageways of Lost Valley and set up camp in the shadow of majestic Half Dome. Watch climbers, like tiny ants, make their way down the slick cliff. Spend the night enjoying our campsite neighbors’ tales of adventure!

7 miles

DAY SIX

     Transcend the narrow passageways of Lost Valley and set up camp in the shadow of majestic Half Dome. Watch climbers, like tiny ants, make their way down the slick cliff. Spend the night enjoying our campsite neighbors’ tales of adventure!

7 miles

DAY SEVEN

    After breakfast, we make our way along the John Muir Trail greeting eager hikers just starting out. We reflect upon how far we have come, and how much we have accomplished, in the wild, vast heart of Yosemite National Park.

8 miles

DAY SEVEN

     After breakfast, we make our way along the John Muir Trail greeting eager hikers just starting out. We reflect upon how far we have come, and how much we have accomplished, in the wild, vast heart of Yosemite National Park.

8 miles

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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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