I concur 100% with Electric2's review - that really says it all. The hike is an adventure of a lifetime, with meadows, dropoffs, sweeping views, butterflies swirling around your head, wildflowers, creek crossings, and strenuous elevation gains. To arrive at Bearpaw High Sierra camp is truly like finding an oasis. We were greeted with brownies, lemonade, and hospitality that can't be beat. Mike, Chad and Carly went out of their way to make us feel welcome, and there was a hiker-nature-lover vibe that ran through the camp and made us all fast friends. I loved the family-style dining and we exchanged email addresses with a few fellow hikers.
Mind you, this is not "glamping." The tents are basic but super comfortable, cozy and rustic. I loved reading by the kerosene lamp and waking to birds and a view that never got old. We were in tent #6 which just added to our total elevation climbs - ha! The warm showers (2) and flush toilet (only 1 - be patient!) were a treat and nothing over the top. And the food was INCREDIBLE. Kudos to the chefs!
We were only there for two nights but I would definitely add a third next time. We spent our full day there hiking to Hamilton Lakes which tested my fear of heights ... not for the faint of heart.
It was incredible to share this experience with a dear friend and we decided we will return again with our men next time. I hope to see some of the same, smiling faces. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime.
- Also Known As:
- Bearpaw High Sierra Camp Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park