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Backpack Half Dome: Summit Challenge - Trip 4 July 8-11 PROGRAM CANCELLED

We regret to inform you this program has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Please check out our similar programs Backpack to Lyell Glacier Aug 13-16, Backpack to Half Dome: Summit Challenge #5 Aug 26-29 or Backpack to Ten Lakes Sept 3-6 Email for any questions. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Whether you are looking to tackle Half Dome for the first time or want the thrill of standing on the summit with new friends, this is an unforgettable experience that is sure to top your list of things to do in Yosemite! Enjoy a two-night guided backpack adventure with experienced naturalist guide, Margaret Glover, who will share insider stories and tips for the trail. The trip kicks off with a Wednesday evening get-together in Yosemite Valley, followed by a Thursday morning backpack to Little Yosemite Valley where you will camp for two nights at a comfortable site that includes bear-proof food lockers and restrooms. On Friday, hike to the Half Dome cables and make your ascent, savoring your time at the summit before the heat, crowds and afternoon thunderstorms. On Saturday morning, enjoy a leisurely hike down the John Muir Trail, returning to Yosemite Valley in time to enjoy a well-deserved cold beverage as you recount your amazing adventure with a group of new friends.

In addition to camping during the trip, the Experience Package includes camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley on July 8 & 11. Camping before and after is not required to participate. Park entry is also included, as needed, along with your Half Dome & wilderness permits. 

Hiking: Very strenuous, including the exposed cable ascent to the summit; 17 miles round-trip; 9 miles with full backpack

Elevation: 4,000'–8,800'

Experience Package: $279

Naturalist Guide: Margaret Glover

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Price: $279.00
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