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Trip Highlights

Day 1 – Arrival at Trailhead

Day 2 – Hike in – Camp near Shadow Creek

Day 3 – Hike along John Muir Trail to Garnet Lake

Day 4 – Hike along John Muir Trail to Upper Rush Creek

Day 5 – Rest Day with Optional exploring

Day 6 – Cross over Donohue Pass

Day 7 – Exit to Tuolumne Meadows



Accommodation: 6 nights camping


John Muir Trail to Yosemite National Park

Spectacular backpacking trip with a high pass crossing, alpine lakes, ending in Tuolumne Meadows.

This unforgettable trip routes us through some of the most amazing parts of the California Sierra Mountains – including Yosemite National Park. We’ll camp next to lakes and streams, with dramatic mountain vistas surrounding us. We’ll likely see deer, marmots, and other native Sierra animals while traveling through the backcountry. We will also include a rest day to explore optional day hikes – or just enjoy a book and relax!
Our guides will prepare amazing meals that will leave you ready for the next day’s adventure. You’ll be amazed at what can be prepared at 10,000 feet!
This trip is rated challenging for it off trail component and boulder crossings. This trip is designed for women who have traveled in the wilderness before and are comfortable moving through the backcountry with a pack.

View a detailed itinerary

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  • Activity: Backpack
  • Date:
    September 3 – 10, 2009
  • Rating: Challenging
  • Cost: $1395
  • Deposit: $300
  • Note: Price subject to change until your deposit is made.



For questions about this trip, e-mail us.
(Note: We will not give out your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address to others.

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

For photos of this trip and others, visit Our Photo Album.

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