- Quest Through -

Yosemite's Classics

- Quest Through -

Yosemite's Classics

Sweeping. Iconic.

  • Climb the hair-raising cables up to Half Dome’s summit!
  • Traverse the majority of Yosemite Park on this point to point adventure
  •  Cross Vogelsang Pass, and enjoy an endless vista at 10,000 feet

QUEST THROUGH

YOSEMITE'S CLASSICS

Length: 7 Days / 38 Miles

Trip Type: Rugged / Thrilling

2021 Dates:

  • September 2 – 8
    3 spots remaining

Cost: $1,575

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

Quest Through Yosemite's Classics

  • Climb the hair-raising cables up to Half Dome’s summit!
  • Traverse the majority of Yosemite Park on this point to point adventure.
  •  Cross Vogelsang Pass, and enjoy an endless vista from over 10,000 feet high!

Length: 7 Days / 38 Miles

Trip Type: Rugged / Thrilling

2021 Dates:

  • September 2 – 8                  3 spots remaining

Cost: $1,575

  • 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

     Down, down, into the valley of the mighty Merced River. Pass plunging cascades and hear the haunting call of ducks on Merced Lake. Next to camp, jump into a surprisingly deep swimming hole. The sun sets on the broad valley below, and we watch the show from the doorways of our tents!

8.5 miles

DAY FOUR

     Down, down, into the valley of the mighty Merced River. Pass plunging cascades and hear the haunting call of ducks on Merced Lake. Next to camp, jump into a surprisingly deep swimming hole. The sun sets on the broad valley below, and we watch the show from the doorways of our tents!

8.5 miles

DAY FIVE

     We climb high above a fascinating valley, but our eyes are intent on the main event. Half Dome beckons us forward. We set up camp in her indomitable shadow, and she dares us to climb her slick granite walls come morning.

6 miles

DAY FIVE

     We climb high above a fascinating valley, but our eyes are intent on the main event. Half Dome beckons us forward. We set up camp in her indomitable shadow, and she dares us to climb her slick granite walls come morning.

6 miles

DAY SIX

     Too excited to sleep, we wake up thrilled to accomplish our dangerous mission. At Half Dome’s base, we gather our courage and begin the most hear-stopping ascent in all of America! Proudly standing on top, we relish the view before heading back down the cables (yikes!) to our journey’s last campsite.

6.5 miles

DAY SIX

     Too excited to sleep, we wake up thrilled to accomplish our dangerous mission. At Half Dome’s base, we gather our courage and begin the most hear-stopping ascent in all of America! Proudly standing on top, we relish the view before heading back down the cables (yikes!) to our journey’s last campsite.

6.5 miles

DAY SEVEN

     Waking up, we see tiny climbers in the distance, already ascending the Half Dome cables. Still buzzing with pride, we wish those little adventurers well and make our way down to Yosemite Valley. We feel a knowing sense of satisfaction when we smile at hikers just now starting their formidable journey!

4.5 miles

DAY SEVEN

     Waking up, we see tiny climbers in the distance, already ascending the Half Dome cables. Still buzzing with pride, we wish those little adventurers well and make our way down to Yosemite Valley. We feel a knowing sense of satisfaction when we smile at hikers just now starting their formidable journey!

4.5 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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