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Trek Yosemite Grand Traverse

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Adventure hosted by Graham

8 days
Strenuous activity level
Includes food, transport, equipment
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll start our epic trek through Yosemite National Park at Knoblock Meadow, then make our way to Sunrise Peak in the park's northern tip over 8 days.

On our journey, we'll traverse large granite ridges, camp next to spectacular lakes, and summit Cloud's Rest mountain.

We'll be lead by a professional mountain guide, experienced in planning carefully executed trips in California's most spectacular wilderness areas. We’ll be provided with the necessary food, snacks, and equipment for our journey.

Graham's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights in a camping tent, 1 night in a hotel room
  • Food
    7 lunches, 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners, snacks
  • Transport
    2 bus rides
  • Equipment
    Outdoor gear

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive at the Piccadilly Inn in Fresno
    Check in at the hotel then meet your guides for a brief trip orientation and gear check.
  • Day 2
    Hike to Knoblock Meadow
    Drive 3 hours to the Sierra National Forest trailhead then hike 3 hours to Knoblock Meadow
  • Day 3
    Day 3: Traverse high lakes basin
    Hike 9.4 miles (15km) toward Isberg Pass and then camp lakeside.
  • Day 4
    Reach Isberg Pass
    We’ll mount Isberg Pass, which marks the official border of Yosemite.
  • Day 5
    From Echo Valley to Sunrise Creek
    We’ll traverse large granite ridges, eventually reaching the Sunrise Creek area.
  • Day 6
    Cloud’s Rest summit
    We’ll summit Cloud’s Rest, then continue to our camp at Sunrise Lakes and relax.
  • Day 7
    Cathedral Lake
    We’ll connect with the famous John Muir Trail then trek to beautiful Cathedral Lake.
  • Day 8
    Departure Day
    Pack up camp, hike 4 miles (6.4km) to the trailhead, then head back to Fresno.
From £1,757
/ 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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Where you'll be

We'll drive 1.5 hours from our hotel in Fresno to the trailhead in the Sierra National Forrest. We'll hike north through Yosemite to the High Sierra Mountain range before making our way back to Fresno

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    Know your comfort level
    Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Backpack: about 4,000cu in (60-65L) (available upon request through SYMG)

    Sleeping Bag: 15-20 degree F. (available upon request through SYMG)