Day 1 Meet
at May Lake trailhead, backpack to Raisin Lake...Day 2 Optional
dayhike or relaxing...Day 3 Retrace route back to trailhead
2 nights camping
Yosemite May Lake
& Raisin Lake
Women's Beginner Backpack
You've thought about backpacking, but...Here's a
basic backpack trip to get you startedthe trip for beginning
This very easy backpacking trip is a great introduction
to backpacking in the High Sierra. Our route takes us past May Lake,
with its spectacular views of the mountains, to Raisin Lake, a warm
swimming hole with pleasant campsites.
On our layover day, we'll dayhike to Polly Dome
and show you how to use a topographical map and introduce you to
This pleasant backpack is specifically suited to
the novice backpacker. The very easy trail will give you the opportunity
to learn the basics of backpacking while providing awe-inspiring
vistas of the granite mountains that have made Yosemite famous.
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- Activity: Backpack
- Date: July 22-24, 2005
- Rating: Easy
- Cost: $365
- Deposit: $150
For questions about this trip, e-mail
(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.
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