These camps are the best experience you can have in the High Sierra's. Each of the 5 camps are a 1-day hike apart and each have different views and amenities. Common among them is the traditional canvas tent cabin which will will likely share with others. There is also a rustic kitchen which serves fabulous dinners and breakfasts. There are no phones, no electricity, no roads ... all supplies are brought in by mules.
The person who rated these a "1" ("Dirty, unhealthy conditions”) must have been expecting the Awahnee at 10,000 feet! Pay no attention to that review. Obviously there is going to be dirt in the wilderness where there no vacuum cleaners and water is precious.
If you love the outdoors and unmatched views, stimulating smells of the forest and fresh air this is the place for you. To make reservations you need to enter a lottery in November of the year prior to the time you want to visit. You'll hear back in January and the probability of getting an extended hike is low - they are THAT popular!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuesday August 27, 2013 - With the exception of White Wolf Lodge, all lodging and services are available in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley and Wawona are largely unaffected by the Rim Fire and air quality is good. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite High Sierra Camps Hotel Yosemite National Park