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Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is closed until spring 2017 - The Mariposa Grove is closed for a restoration project. More

Increase in incidence of plague in western United States in 2015 - Plague, which is carried by infected rodents and their fleas, was detected in rodents and fleas at Crane Flat, Tuolumne Meadows, and Tamarack Flat Campgrounds. The park treated these areas; risk of exposure remains low. Don't touch or feed wildlife More

High Sierra Camp Guided Trips

High Sierra Camp Guided Trips

Guided trips through the High Sierra Camps are a great option for those who are new to high country travel or want more in-depth knowledge of the history, geology, and natural history of this amazing region.  Whether you travel by foot or by mule, your guides will share their intimate knowledge of the Yosemite high country with you for a relaxing and fun high country adventure.   Scheduled multi-day trips are available with an NPS Ranger Naturalist, experienced backpacking professional, or on mule with a Guide/Packer.  If one of the scheduled trips doesn’t fit the bill, private custom trips are available with professional Guide/Packers or guides with the Yosemite Mountaineering School.

Yosemite High Sierra Camp Pack & Saddle Trips

Yosemite Saddle Tours on the Merced River Canyon Trail

Ride Don’t Walk.  You can spend 4 or 6 days with a professional guide packer, exploring and learning about Yosemite.  Then, top off your days with a stay at a High Sierra Camp, enjoying delicious food and good company.

Ranger Guided High Sierra Camp Hikes

High Sierra Camp
Tuolumne Meadows. Trail to Glen Aulin
Looking for a knowledgable and friendly NPS Ranger Naturalist to add insight to your backcountry tour? You'll love taking one of our High Sierra Camp Guided Hike Trips. Five and 7-day guided loop trips take you from one High Sierra Camp to another, where you can enjoy fantastic mountain scenery without giving up a bed and hearty meal at the end of the day.

Take a Guided Hike or Backpacking Trip in the High Sierra

Backpacking in the High Sierra

If you are not able to secure the High Sierra Camp dates you wish through the lottery process, consider a back-country trip guided by one of our own Yosemite Mountaineering School guides.

Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service offers group trips and custom-designed private vacations in the high country.   YMS takes care of the permits and planning so that you can relax and enjoy your adventure through the High Sierra.

For information on backpacking instruction and custom backpacking trips, contact the Yosemite Mountaineering School at (209) 372-8344, or by email.