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Backpacking and Hiking

THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL THE JMT WITH PACK STOCK WHITE MOUNTAIN CREST   SIERRA HIGH ROUTE HIKE MOUNT LANGLEY
   
HALF DOME ASCENT TENAYA CANYON DESCENT  MAMMOTH TO TUOLUMNE    

 

It may be a bit of a misnomer to call these trips mere "backpacking" trips. The John Muir Trail is world renown for its length and beauty, traveling through some of the most spectacular National Parks in the world. The White Mountain Crest Hike, on the other hand, is little known but so impressive for its scenery and position we think it is well worth a look. Both these are tough, high energy, high elevation hikes. Come prepared to enjoy a walk of a lifetime!

 


John Muir Trail John Muir Trail - On Trail Hiking

This is it; the most famous walk in North America. Crossing three National Parks and covering 218 miles of stunning scenery from Yosemite to Mt Whitney this is truly one of the most spectacular on trail walks we have done.

Trip length: 20 days, 20 nights | Physical Difficulty: Moderate

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John Muir Trail with Pack Stock Support - On Trail Hiking

If you want to do the JMT, but the thought of carrying a big pack for many days is just too daunting then this is the trip for you.

Walk to a great night's dinner at a comfortable camp with a small day pack and let the mules do the hard work for you

Trip length: 7 - 11 days | Physical Difficulty: Moderate

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White Mountain Crest Hike - Off Trail Cross-Country Hiking

We often joke that the best five day hike in the Sierra isn't in the Sierra...It's across the street in the White Mountains. This is really an amazing walk, trail-less for the most part, rugged and remote. For those who love great views and rugged backpacking (not mountaineering) we urge you to check it out.

Trip length: 5 days 4 nights | Physical Difficulty: Strenuous

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Sierra High Hike - Cross Country Hiking

If you have already hiked the John Muir Trail or are looking for something with more challenge, then this is it! This route takes on a mixture of trails and extensive off trail travel as it takes a higher line than the JMT, clinging to the main Sierra Crest but at the same time linking together trailheads to give us the ability to re-supply on a regular basis. This is wilderness travel at its best, in the spirit of original pioneers such as Muir and Clarence King.

Trip length: 20 days, 19 nights | Physical Difficulty: Strenuous

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Mt. Langley Ascent - On Trail Hiking and Easy Off Trail

Never climbed a fourteen thousand foot peak before? This trip combines backpacking and some cross country travel and finishes up with some steep scrambling to the summit of one of California's 15 peaks that are over 14,000' in height. The view from the summit over the Whitney area is stupendous and the approach to our camp, while easy, is simply one of the most beautiful hikes imaginable, with the countless lakes and verdant meadows.

Trip length: 2 days, 1 night | Physical Difficulty: Moderate

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Half Dome Ascent -On Trail Hiking and Easy Off Trail

Is there anyone who has not seen a photo of Half Dome and said "Wow that looks amazing. But I could never do it." But you can. We take our time and over three days not only climb this iconic peak but add in a Clouds Rest summit, spectacular campsites, good food, fantastic views and the incomparable Mist Trail past Vernal and Nevada Falls

Trip length: 3 days, 2 nights | Physical Difficulty: Moderate

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Tenaya Canyon Descent - Off Trail Technical Hiking

Follow in the steps of John Muir descending Tenaya Canyon in Yosemite National Park from the Tuolumne high country to Yosemite Valley. This is more than hiking with some technical decending, lowers and pool swimming; it is also adventure at it's best in an incomparable setting.

Trip length: 1 day | Physical Difficulty: Strenuous

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Mammoth to Tuolumne Hike - On Trail Hiking

Where is the most beautiful part of the Sierra? It is hard choice but we would vote for the area around Thousand Island Lake, Garnet Lake and Upper Rush Creek. The trip has short days, spectacular scenery and time for relaxing and soaking up the best of the Range of Light

Trip length: 4 days, 3 nights | Physical Difficulty: Moderate

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