Hiking in Yosemite

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Duration: 8 days
Price: 1,864 GBP




Hike in Yosemite and discover the amazing Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite National Park is a haven for thrill-seekers whether you’re tackling El Capitan or hiking through the park you are sure of great scenery and a great adventure.

The park’s unusual combination of granite monoliths, waterfalls and streams has been created over the course of millions of years by the movement of tectonic plates so this really is a unique environment. The park is full of plants and animals and trekking is the best way to see this side of the park. The adrenaline junkies on the walls are having a great time, but they are missing out on a lot of the details of this stunning landscape. We recommend tackling this hike in the summer when the warmth and lack of rain make it a wonderful time for exploration.

The best section of the park to hike through is what’s often called the heartland of Yosemite around the famous Half Dome. A granite dome which dominates the landscape. It is possible to hike through the park with the help of pack horses, this allows you to take a load of your mind, literally, and to instead take in the epic views and wonderful scenery.

So let’s go into more detail shall we?

Day 1: Check-in at Piccadilly Inn anytime after 4pm. Meeting with trip summary at 6pm in the Hotel lobby, after which you have a free night for dinner and preparation for the trip.

Day 2: The van will pick you up at 7am, for a two-and-a-half hours drive to the trailhead. From here, you will hike to the forested valley of Post Creek, where you will have time to go for a swim and maybe even fish whilst the guides prepare dinner, whilst you swim, relax and watch the stars.

Day 3: From Post Creek, you will hike over the Post Peak Pass, and enter the Yosemite National Park half-way through the day. After approximately 11 miles, you will reach Lake 10K, you next camping site at roughly 10,000 feet, with views to several of the park’s tall peaks.

Day 4: Having climbed up yesterday, today you will go steadily downhill, dropping 2,500 feet over 11 miles. You will walk through the Merced Valley’s scenic surrounding, ending up at Merced Lake, approximately 7,300 feet above sea level, where you will make your camp for the night.

Day 5: Hiking 7,5 miles of various ups and downs, the trail heads Westwards towards the Half Dome, one of the most famous places in the Yosemite National Park. The day ends with an early dinner below the Half Dome, ready for an early ascent the next day.

Day 6: To reach the top of the Half Dome, you start the day before the sun is up. At 8,836 the view is spectacular, offering a unique chance to see the far-reaching mountain ranges and Yosemite valley. After making your way down, you will break camp and head along the well-known John Muir trails for about three miles, before you camp for the night.

Day 7: Making your way through the Sunrise area, your 8,5 miles long hike will take you to Cathedral Lakes, with a breath-taking view of the waters at 9,288 feet.

Day 8: After breakfast in scenic surroundings, you will pack up for the last time and head to the rolling Tuolumne Meadows in the eastern part of the national park. A shuttle will pick you up and drive you through a view of the landscape, stopping for a picnic lunch. The trip ends in Fresno at 5 or 6pm in the evening.

This is one of the best places to hike in the world, and it makes the perfect break from the more extreme elements of Yosemite’s adventurers.

To book this adventure visit Tourdust.

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