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Basecamp Near Remote Alpine Lakes

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Adventure hosted by Graham

4 days
Moderate activity level
Includes food, equipment
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The high country lakes and peaks of the Ansel Adams Wilderness along the southern Yosemite border are truly spectacular. This trip takes you deep into a seemingly unspoiled subalpine environment where granite peaks, clear lakes, cascading streams, and wildflower filled meadows captivate all who travel here. Here, we spend the days fishing, swimming and hiking in this incredible lakes basin. This trip is for those with little or some hiking experience who would like to enjoy the dramatic landscapes of Southern Yosemite while traveling with a professional, friendly, and knowledgeable mountain guide. We'll hike both on trail and off, venturing off the beaten track to visit places seldom seen by most visitors to Yosemite.
The high country lakes and peaks of the Ansel Adams Wilderness along the southern Yosemite border are truly spectacular. This trip takes you deep into a seemingly unspoiled subalpine environment where granite peaks, clear lakes, cascading streams, and wildflower filled meadows captivate all who travel here. Here, we spend the days fishing, swimming and hiking in this incredible lakes basin. This trip is for those with little or some hiking experi…

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What's included

  • Accommodation
    2 nights in a camping tent, 1 night in a resort
  • Food
    2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, snacks, dessert, appetizers
  • Equipment
    Sports equipment, safety equipment, outdoor gear

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Meet your guide and group
    Check into the first night's stay at a stunning lakeshore resort in Bass Lake.
  • Day 2
    From trailhead hike to Jackass Lake
    Caravan to the remote trailhead and hike to Upper Jackass Lakes to make camp
  • Day 3
    Summit a peak and end with stargazing
    Hike to a nearby peak then return to the lake for dinner and stargazing to round out a spectacular day in High Sierra
  • Day 4
    Optional dip in lake then depart camp
    We'll start with breakfast and an early swim before leaving the wilderness and returning by mid-afternoon
From £656
/ person

Meet your host, Graham

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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SYMG is a leader in the active travel and mountain guiding world, providing carefully planned and executed trips in the most spectacular wilderness areas of California. SYMG was started in 1991 by three friends offering hiking trips into California's mountains in hopes of more closely meshing lifestyle with work. Now, over 25 years later, we've shown thousands of people the beauty of Yosemite and the High Sierra and have been named one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
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    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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