Yosemite's High Sierra Camps are very popular with those who seriously like to hike, fish and ride horses. This is a looped trail that is open only in the months of July and August each year.
There are five camps and they are approximately six to ten miles apart from each other. You hike from one camp to the next. The hiking trail loops 51.2 miles. Most hikers and horseback riders go from one camp to the next over the period of a week.
This is a ton of fun! You can hike all day and have a nice place waiting for you at the end of the day. Take some time during your hike to climb a waterfall, rock climb or stop at a lake to go fishing. At the end of your days hike, you'll arrive to a base camp.
Each of the base camps provide hot meals, a bed with a mattress (bring your own sleeping bag, a wood burning stove, some furniture and bathroom facilities. Some of the camps have hot showers available. You will be housed is in a canvas tent.
Breakfast and dinners are very good here. Lunches are packed for you to take with you on the trails.
The cost is currently $136 per person, per night (this cost includes your food). I understand that there is such a demand to hike this loop that there is a lottery to get in.
You may apply for the lottery every year from October 15th - November 30th. Phone (559) 253-5674 to get your name in the lottery.
The names of the camps are, Glen Aulin, Vogelsang, Merced Lake, Sunrise and May Lake. The trails cover elevation from 7,200 to 10,000 feet. You will have great fishing available in clear mountain lakes, waterfalls to visit, hot springs to sit in, breath taking views of the incredible surrounding mountain range, rocks to climb on and star filled nights to bring it all to a close.
Map Of How The High Sierra Camps Are Laid Out
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