Explore a portion of the scenic and less visited north country of Yosemite National Park, an area teeming with canyons, lakes, and meadows. Mules will carry the load as we travel from Tuolumne Meadows to Twin Lakes with just our day packs. We'll spend evenings nestled in cozy camp chairs and savor delicious meals provided by the packer.
Our trek takes us first to Dusy Basin, where the striking peaks of the Palisades and the Black Divide dominate the skyline, and ends on the lightly-used trail over starkly beautiful Taboose Pass. The highlight of our journey is remote Lake Basin, which we'll reach by a challenging cross-country route over high, trail-less passes. Most camps will be above 10,500 feet.
Backpack one of Oregon's best-kept hiking secrets, the Eagle Cap Wilderness, in the heart of Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Our 30-mile route will include granite peaks, high alpine passes, mountain lakes, wild and scenic rivers, clear streams, wildflower-filled meadows, and blue-ribbon trout fishing. We'll have two layover days to explore, relax, and revel in our remarkable surroundings.
Explore the numerous lakes and stunning vistas of the Silver Divide between Mammoth Lakes and Kings Canyon. Beginning and ending at Edison Lake, we'll cross the Silver Divide twice, both on-trail and off-trail, visiting lake basins along the Divide's northern and southern flanks including Graveyard, Peter Pande, Silver, and Mott Lakes.
Join us as we repair backcountry trails and remove harmful invasive plants in this spectacular remote wilderness. We'll enjoy starry nights, hikes to hidden alpine lakes, and climbs to nearby granite peaks.
Our cozy inn is set amid mountains, alpine flowers, hummingbirds, and a rushing mountain stream. We will hike a variety of mountain trails in the White River National Forest by day and spend evenings playing games, reading by the fireplace, or hot-tubbing under the stars. A free day will offer opportunities to whitewater raft, fish, horseback ride, or kayak.
Build a turnpike in the spectacular Popo Agie Wilderness. Most of our personal gear will be carried by packers and we'll enjoy great hiking and fishing on our day off.
Experience some of the best char and grayling fishing Alaska has to offer in the scenic Wulik Peaks region of the western Brooks Range. This is an unique opportunity to experience a pristine wilderness river without the strenuous backpacking. During our stay we'll view colorful tundra foliage, pick blueberries, savor fish baked on a willow-wood fire, and observe the fall caribou migration.
The setting of our wilderness adventure is the incredible western Brooks Range. We'll pick a route in this scenic mountainous area with the best chance to catch a glimpse of America's largest caribou herd on their autumn migration. As we hike, we'll be treated to fall colors, berries, and the possibility of witnessing the northern lights in one of the last intact ecosystems on Earth.
AUG 24 (MON) TO AUG 29: JOHN MUIR TRAIL FROM SHADOW CREEK TO AGNEW MEADOWS BACKPACK
This trip will take us into the Ansel Adams Wilderness from Agnew Meadows (8320’) to Shadow Lake (8737’) to Ediza Lake (9270’), considered the most beautiful lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, to Garnet Lake (9680’) and continuing to Thousand Island Lake (9833’) while viewing Banner Peak before returning to Agnew Meadows via the Pacific Crest Trail. This is a 20.1 mile loop hike. RATING: This trip is considered Moderate in difficulty. BRING: The ten-essentials, backpacking and camping gear. MEET: Meetings place it yet to be determined. RESERVATIONS: Contact Ed Caliendo, Hike Leader at email@example.com or call 442-242-4103 or Co-Hike Leader Charlotte Watts (909)866-7423 or firstname.lastname@example.org BIG BEAR GROUP
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