One of the best experiences for the “non-hard core” hiker is a week doing the Yosemite High Sierra Camps. They are located a short day apart and the good part is that you get a tent cabin for four, breakfast and dinner and you can buy a box lunch. The camp are: Vogelsang, May lake, Merced lake, Glen Aulin and Sunrise. many begin at Tuolumne and go clock- or counterclockwise.
You can do them in any order or any number. You can also take a /ranger guided trip or a pack-animal (how’s your pelvis after 2 hours on a mule? Ouch)
I’ve done it twice and although you’re not completely out in the primitive back country, you can still be very alone. You only need a light pack with the basics. No tent, no sleeping bag, no cooking gear. Sounds good to me! Pack minimalist.A friend’s bag weighed 41 pounds…but that included 3 books and a police flashlight!
The current cost is $161 per day for 3 of the sites, but Glen Aulin and Vogelsang are $155 for an adult and $98 for a child. Learn more.
Have you done it? Thinking a about it?
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “It’s a beautiful mornin’, I think I’ll go outside a while. And jus’ smile – Just take in some clean fresh air, boy.” – The Rascals
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com