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xxxotiknightz 02-18-2013 08:28 PM

Yosemite 2013
I was wondering if there are any others on here that might be interested in a backpacking trip in Yosemite this summer?

Hector v 02-18-2013 08:32 PM

Never done anything like that, but its something I always wanted to try. What kind of gear is needed? Assume I'm a total newb. I live in fresno now so it's not a far drive.

kalieaire 02-19-2013 05:44 AM

would be down, though my range isn't very good at the moment. how about a car camping trip first?

xxxotiknightz 02-19-2013 07:55 PM

hector: you will need a good sleeping bag, a ground pad, a tent or bivy sack, a backpack, water storage/ purification, light source, and a way to prepare food.

mcleod90 02-20-2013 11:37 AM

I've always wanted to go but never had anybody to go with. I'm.interested.

skidooman 02-20-2013 12:37 PM

I'll be headed down to Ansel Adams wilderness sometime this summer for a pack trip. Probably end up at Ediza lake. I've between wanting to get down there for a few years, but either snow or time had screwed me up. Not this year.

09FriscoTaco 02-20-2013 01:06 PM

How long are you planning on staying out there? I'm interested in going but hesitant cuz I don't know how deep in there you want to go and and how far you will be hiking everyday.been there a few times but never hiked into it.sounds like a great time though.

kalieaire 02-20-2013 01:10 PM

We can make this into a photo expedition if there're some folks w/ nice dslr or medium format cameras.

09FriscoTaco 02-20-2013 01:17 PM

I don't know the name of it but u can see it from one of the look out points where u can see half dome and most of the mountains out there.well from that same look put point you can see this amazing water fall that I believe you can hike down to it.don't know how long it will take bit that's one places I'm willing to hike to if it can be done on this trip.

musicjunky 02-20-2013 03:14 PM

That's called Glacier point.. you can hike down to half dome from there, it's about the same distance from the valley.

I'm into backpacking and was planning on doing the JMT this year, so I'd be down for a trip! I'm in Sonora, so not too far a drive for me.

xxxotiknightz 02-20-2013 09:47 PM

Im really thinking about a week in the woods. No predetermined distance or daily average. Im more interested in the experience than the bragging rights. Im all down for half dome and glacier point. Im really wanting to use some of this minimalist gear I've acquired over the years. Plus it helps keep my survival training fresh.

KalamaKid 02-20-2013 09:49 PM

When? Avid hiker...

92shawman 02-20-2013 09:51 PM

Possibly. If I happen to be up north then I'll see if I can work it into a schedule, but otherwise I'll be in SoCal, probably camping and climbing down there.

Pliny 02-20-2013 09:56 PM

I generally do a handful of backpacking trips in the sierras each year... although usually in the shoulder season to avoid the flocks. I'm definitely of the fast and light mantra. If that works with your plans let me know. It's been a while since I've hiked around Yosemite. In recent years trips out there have just been for climbing. The backpacking's been in less traveled parts...

victorramse3 02-20-2013 10:04 PM

i'm interested i'm just in horrible shape......:confused:

xxxotiknightz 02-20-2013 10:06 PM

I was thinking in june or july. that way the snow has plenty of time to melt off.

Rocknroll 02-20-2013 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by musicjunky (Post 6472073)
That's called Glacier point.. you can hike down to half dome from there, it's about the same distance from the valley.

It is 4.2 miles on the trail from Glacier Point to the valley.

musicjunky 02-21-2013 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by Rocknroll (Post 6474616)
It is 4.2 miles on the trail from Glacier Point to the valley.

Right, but it's 20 miles to Half Dome from Glacier point. Meets up with the Half dome trail from the valley at Nevada Falls (5.5 miles). I think that's the waterfall 09FriscoTaco is talking about.

kalieaire 02-21-2013 03:26 PM

Lol, since me and victor are in horrible shape, we'll man base camp and work on our high altitude endurance. The rest of you guys head up the mountain and let us know if you need help. :P

You guys have portable HAMs?

xxxotiknightz 02-21-2013 09:24 PM

My biggest desire on this trip is to top half dome

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