EXPLORE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK!

With its towers of granite, waterfalls and countless alpine lakes, the Yosemite National Park is among one of the most beautiful places in America. After many years of exploring Yosemite, these two trips are the most memorable adventures in the park. Both experiences offer small group trips to create a more intimate settings for learning backpacking, hiking and backcountry skills. I have designed them to be a real treat for photographers and adventurers.

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BACKPACK THE GRAND TRAVERSE!

The most common downfall of National Parks are the crowds but I, as an outdoor photographer, have found some of the best trails to truly experience Yosemite while escaping the crowds. The Grand Traverse is the best way! It includes the hidden gems and the highlights! It is a real backcountry adventure with peaks, mountain passes, alpine lakes and amazing scenery. As a photographer, I will teach you how we capture stunning landscapes with sunrise and sunset photography workshops.

Even though the traverse is often physically demanding, it is always worth it. Join me!

ABOUT IT

  • Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights.

    *Hotel accommodation included for orientation night.

  • Difficulty: Hard.

    *Steep terrain, mountain passes, high altitude, on and off trail, loaded packs, backcountry (dis)comfort.

  • Length: 57 miles.

  • Elevation Gain: 13,000’

  • Price: $2,000 per person.

  • Group size: 4-6 people.

  • Discounted rates for groups exist. Contact me for details.

DATES

  • June 22-30th

  • July 3-11th

  • August 10-17th

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner backpacker meals included. No snacks.

  • Accomodation in Fresno Hotel based on double occupancy.

  • Tents (Bringing your own is optional), camp stove, bear canister, group medical kit.

  • Water filters and tabs.

WHAT’s NOT INCLUDED?

  • Snacks.

  • Sleeping pad. Sleeping bag.

  • Bowl, cup and utensils.

  • Head torch.

  • Hiking poles.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Capable of walking +10 miles on challenging terrain.

  • Carry a pack between 20-40lbs.

  • Follow instructions, safety regulations and backcountry laws.

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1: Orientation at 7pm in Fresno Hotel.

Day 2: 3 hrs drive to trailhead. Hike to Knobkock Meadow. (5 miles)

Day 3. Merced River by the Clark Range. (9 miles)

Day 4. To Isberg Pass and into Yosemite park proper. (9.5 miles)

Day 5: To Sunrise Creek. (9 miles)

Day 6: to Cloud’s Rest. (9.2 miles)

Day 7: Join the famous John Muir Trail to Cathedral lake. (6 miles)

Day 8: To Toulumme Meadows and drive back to Fresno Hotel. (4 miles)

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WHEN YOU WANT IT ALL…AND FAST.

From Tenaya Lake to the summits of the Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome to the epic finish of Panorama trail, Glacier point to the Yosemite Valley floor.

It is hard to decide what to see in Yosemite. If you are pressed for time this is the most bang for your buck! You must have a slight taste for physical challenges (and a little bit of torture).

ABOUT IT

  • Duration: 4 days/ 4 nights.

  • Difficulty: Hard.

    *Steep terrain, mountain passes, high altitude, on and off trail, loaded packs, backcountry (dis)comfort.

  • Length: 36 miles.

  • Elevation Gain: 14,000’

  • Price: $1,100 per person.

  • Group size: 4-6 people.

  • Discounted rates for groups exist. Contact me for details.

DATES

  • Dates in June, July and August. TBA when permits are accepted!

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Food. Breakfast, lunch and dinner backpacker meals included. No snacks.

  • Camp reservations and permits.

  • Tents (Bringing your own is optional), camp stove, bear canister, group medical kit.

  • Water filters and tabs.

WHAT’s NOT INCLUDED?

  • Snacks.

  • Sleeping pad. Sleeping bag.

  • Bowl, cup and utensils.

  • Head torch.

  • Hiking poles.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Capable of walking +10 miles on challenging terrain for several days.

  • Carry a pack between 20-40lbs.

  • Follow instructions, safety regulations and backcountry laws.

BASIC ITINERARY

Day 1: Meet at Tenaya Lake Parking and trailhead. Hike to Cloud’s Rest summit for sunset. (12.3 miles)

Day 2. Cloud’s rest sunrise to Little Yosemite Valley Camp. (5.4 miles)

Day 3. Climb the infamous Half Dome cables. Leave camp set at Little Yosemite Valley.

Day 4. Little Yosemite Valley Camp to Glacier point to the Valley through 4-mile trail. This is a long day! Camp in the valley floor. (~15 miles)

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