Yosemite National Park
September 20 - 25, 2021
(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, leaders, van shuttles between Fresno and Yosemite, trail maps and narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Fresno and Yosemite prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Fresno Yosemite International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
“As usual with Timberline, both guides were so helpful on the trail – and fun to be with!” Chris M.
One of the stark realities of Yosemite is its vastness, and apart from the well-documented level of activity in the valley, so much of the park is astoundingly remote. Of the park’s approximate 750,000 acres, over 90 percent of its area is protected wilderness. The vast majority of the park’s visitor never venture more than a 1/2 mile from their vehicles. Five minutes removed from the trailhead parking lot and we will see few other people on the trail until our return at day’s end. Our tour includes trails that venture into this wilderness on non-technical day hikes. We explore from the east end at Lee Vining, across Tuolumne Meadows, and into the famous Yosemite Valley itself. Our trails reflect the variety and scenic fascination of the area as we explore its dramatic waterfalls, deep glacier-carved canyons, snowclad Sierra peaks and magnificent domes.
|Day 1||Group assembles at Yosemite National Park (van shuttle from Fresno) May Lake Hike||3|
|Day 2||Tuolumne Meadows-Tuolumne River-Tuolumne Falls-Glen Aulin||12|
|Day 3||Dana Meadows - Mono Pass||11|
|Day 4||Clouds Rest||14|
|Day 5||Panorama Trail: Glacier Point – Illilouette Falls-Panorama Point—Mist Trail--Nevada and Vernal Falls—Happy Isle||9|
|Day 6||Wanona Meadows and Swing Brady; return to Fresno||4.8|