We had visited Yosemite valley and Tuolumene Meadows for 4 summers in a row, and loved it - so we decided to sign-up for a guided hike in the High Sierras. We did 4 camps in 5 days. While the views were amazing, I missed most of them because my head was down and eyes glued to the trail - the trails were rocky and steep, and I did not want to trip. So I mostly saw rocks and horse droppings. The hikes are no joke. First day was 40 switch backs in just over a mile. Another day, it was 70+. It was just too much for me to enjoy. I also did not appreciate the stinky toilets, getting up in 30F temperatures to go to composting bathrooms in the middle of the night, the overly cheery, forced enthusiasm of the camp workers, etc. Plus, I probably should have packed lighter. If you are an experienced backpacker, go for it. If not, you are warned!
- 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