Yosemite: Valley to Glacier Point via Panorama Trail (17 miles R/T)
April 19 @ 7:00 am - April 21 @ 6:00 pm
Let’s take a spring trip to Yosemite National Park to do one of two itineraries depending on the weather conditions and trail status the week of. You should be an experienced backpacker with a fun, adventurous, go-with-the-flow attitude. The week of the trip, I’ll check the weather reports and choose the itinerary. If weather is good with low/no snow and the Four Mile or Panorama Trails are open we’ll go to Glacier Point; the backup will be Itinerary 2 to Hetch Hetchy, which is at a lower elevation.
Itinerary 1: Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point via the Panorama Trail
Distance: 17 miles round-trip
Elevation Gain: 3200 ft
Maps and trail info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/four-mile-trail-panorama-trail-loop
MEETING POINT: Friday @ 4:00pm – Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
If we do this trip itinerary: Friday would be a travel day, camping Friday night at the Backpackers camp in the Valley. Saturday morning, take the Mist Trail to the top of Nevada Falls, then over to the Panorama Trail. Waterfalls should be flowing great!! . If the Four Mile Trail is open we’ll make it a loop. Optional Sunday night stay in the Valley Backpacker camp.
Backup itinerary 2: Hetch Hetchy to Rancheria Falls
Distance: 13 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 2568 ft
More trail info: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/rancheria-falls
If we do this trip itinerary: Friday would be a travel day, camp Friday night at the Hetch Hetchy trailhead backpackers camp. Saturday camp at Rancheria Falls, with a return on Sunday. OPTIONAL: Sunday night camp in Yosemite Valley backpackers camp to allow for Sunday/Monday exploration in the Valley.
NO PLUS (1)
Limited to 10 people
$50 deposit + ($10 Fee) DO NOT PAY VIA MEETUP PAYMENT SYSTEM. I will send you a link.
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• What to bring
Everything you will need to self-contain backpack for up to four days, three nights.