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near Donahue Pass on John Muir Trail

Trip Highlights

Day 1 Meet at North Lake trailhead, orientation & dinner...Day 2 Begin trek over Piute Pass into Humphrey's Basin...Day 3 Hike to Desolution Lake...Day 4 Pilot Knob...Day 5 Swimming at Packsaddle Lake...Day 6 Hike out, lunch in town

Accommodations: 5 nights camping


Gourmet Hikers Delight

Base camp day hiking in the breathtaking California Sierra Mountains

We pull out all the stops on this fabulous trip – you won’t be disappointed in the scenery or the food!

Pack animals carry our gear into our High Sierra camp near gorgeous Humphrey's Basin. This is a base camp trip, which means we're going to make a base camp and stay in the same camp for every night of our trip. You can make your mountain vacation as challenging or as restful as you wish.

Our day hikes take us to pristine glacier-fed lakes and fragile alpine meadows Humphrey's Basin is a wildly beautiful windswept moonscape dotted with lakes featuring granite sand beaches and surrounded by high peaks. There will be plenty of time to hike, fish, swim or just hang out in camp and read.

The menu for this unique trip incorporates many recipes difficult to prepare when moving camp day to day.  Guides will prepare fresh baked desserts, delicious stews, and multi course meals. You’ll be shocked at what our guides can prepare at 10,000 feet!

Spectacular scenery, wonderful food, camaraderie and good conversation around the campfire.

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  • Activity:
    Hiking Light
  • Dates: July 31 – August 5th, 2009
  • Rating: Moderate
  • Cost: $1125
  • Deposit: $400
  • Note: Price subject to change until your deposit is made.

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A Pre-Trip Class is included when you sign up for this trip. Go to Pre-Trip Classes.

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