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Yosemite Creek to El Capitan

Miles: 20 +/-miles Days: 3 days, 2 nights (does not include travel time) Elevation Gain/loss: 2899’/6119 Max Elevation: 7718′ Min Elevation: 3975 Type of Trip: Backpacking Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Location:  Yosemite National Park Starting Point: Yosemite Creek Campground Ending: Yosemite Falls (Valley) Topo Map GPX: Download Google Maps:  >>Link<<  

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Taft Point to Yosemite Valley

Miles: 22 +/-miles Days: 3 days, 2 nights (1-day car camping) Elevation Gain/Loss: 6124/9838 Max Elevation: 8606 Min Elevation: 4042′ Type of Trip: Backpacking Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Location:  Yosemite GPX: Download Google Maps:  >>Link<< Trails The Pohono Trail This east-west hike along Yosemite Valley’s south rim, going from Glacier Point to the Tunnel View (or, less frequently, vice …

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Snow Camping Yosemite

Winter transforms Yosemite’s familiar landscapes; exploring in winter is like finding a whole new park. But winter is less forgiving for the wilderness traveler, and some extra precautions are in order. Weather: Winter in Yosemite is snowy and cold, though sunny and chilly days are not uncommon. Yosemite Valley & …

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Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley

Days:  3-4 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 27 + Elevation Gain/lost: +6193’/-10864″ Location: Lyell Canyon Trailhead Trail Head: 37.877371, -119.337989 Type: oneway Google Map:<<click here>> GPX File Download Vogelsang Pass >> Rafferty Creek >> Cathedral Lakes >> Tuolumne Meadow is just that; an enormous meadow, very beautiful, but even more so in the spring with the …

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Yosemite (Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne)

Days:  3-4 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 27 + Elevation Gain/lost: +6688’/-5954″ Max Elevation : 6,681′ Min Elevation: 4,254′ Location: White Wolf (Tuolumne – Yosemite) Trail Head: 37.876913, -119.345723 Type: oneway Topo/Map Google Map: GPX File Download Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne is Yosemite’s more wild, less crowded little sister. …

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Cottonwood Lakes to Mt Langley 14,026′

Days:  2-3 Days Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 21 + Elevation Gain/lost: +4550’/-2400″ Max Elevation : 14,026′ Min Elevation: 10,036′ Location: Horseshoe Meadow Trail Head: 36.448321, -118.170684 Type: In & Out Topo/Map Google Map: GPX File Download Mount Langley is located on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, on the boundary between Inyo and Tulare counties, …

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JMT Backpacking (Devils Postpile to Yosemite Valley)

Days:  5-6 Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous) Milage: 60+ Elevation Gain/loss: +12,365’/-13,789″ Max Elev : 11,074′ Min Elev: 4,200′ Location: Devil Postpile Trail Head: 37.630365, -119.084872 Type: Point to Point Trail Map Googe Earth Map PDF Map GPX Download Itinerary July 9 – 16 Day 1 Devils Postpile to Garnet Lake Milage: 11.2 Ascent: +3908 Descent: -1704 Max Elev: 10,094′ Min Elev: 7561′ Elevation Graph …

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