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Outside Magazine rated hiking the JMT with SYMG as one of the 50 greatest trips in the world. It spans 212 miles from Yosemite National Park to Mt. Whitney along the crest of the famed Sierra Nevada. Porter guides hike in 4 re-supplies of food during the journey, making the pack weight manageable each section. The JMT is, for many, a lifelong goal and accomplishment. Begin planning early if you're interested in joining us on a departure this year, our limited availability and small group size makes this trip fill quickly.
The John Muir Trail is one of the most famous trails in the world. It follows the rugged spine of the Sierra Nevada, passing by pristine alpine lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows and hulking glaciated peaks. This section will take us northward from Florence Lake to Yosemite Valley, tackling the imposing Selden, Silver and Donahue Passes, visiting Cathedral Lakes, and continuing to the Northern Terminus of the JMT: Yosemite Valley. The JMT Northbound takes you backpacking through what the guides call “Postcard Country” among the sparkling lakes beneath the imposing Ritter Range.
Combine the remote crossing of Yosemite on SYMG's award winning Yosemite Grand Traverse (chosen 25 Best New Trips in 2007 National Geographic Adventure Magazine) with the luxury of the mules carrying your gear and you have the makings of a memorable vacation! The 57 mile crossing starts in the Ansel Adam's Wilderness and ends in Yosemite's Tuoulmne Meadows. The terrain is moderate and the days are filled with just the right amount of physical challenge -including an optional summit of Cloud's Rest- coupled with time to enjoy the surroundings.
Alpine lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows and glaciated peaks set the stage for an exciting and memorable adventure on one of the world's most classic hiking trails, the John Muir Trail. If that wasn't enough, we've arranged for mules to carry all the gear leaving you free to hike unburdened and just enjoy the scenery.
Join us in Chile for a trip to Valle Cochamo, the "Yosemite of South America". Along the way we'll trek beneath towering peaks, visit ancient Alerce trees, boat trip across glacial blue lakes, and visit with colorful local Andeans. Hiking in Northern Patagonia is uniquely untamed and offers the chance to meet local people and experience the traditional ways of life while immersing yourself in the natural marvels of the Patagonian landscape. Simply put, you've got to see this place!
Within the famously rugged landscape of the Southern Patagonian Andes lies one of the world's most iconic national parks: Torres del Paine. The park's vast wilderness is filled with spectacularly azure alpine lakes set amongst cascading glaciers, and soaring monolithic pinnacles standing above the undulating, golden hills of the Chilean steppe. Trekking through this pristine wilderness offers hikers unparalleled vistas of the granitic spires of Las Torres, the massive, ever-shifting Grey Glacier, and the dynamic hanging glaciers of French Valley.
Rock Climb with SYMG! We offer privately guided rock climbing day-trips to the best areas of Southern Yosemite. All gear is included and our professional guides are highly skilled, patient, and enjoyable people to spend the day with. Fun for all ages and abilities, no prior experience required!
Take your skills and technique a step further with a private rock climbing instruction. We will create a custom 8-hr class for you based on your own interests, abilities and experience. Learn about placing gear, building anchors, professional safety standards, advanced climbing techniques, rescue skills, multipitch systems or any number of other focuses.
Follow in the footsteps of John Muir hiking within the wild landscapes of Yosemite. We'll be based from a well-appointed campground within Yosemite Valley and our days are spent hiking and exploring the southern portion of the park. Highlights include Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and the viewpoint at Glacier Point.
Tuolumne Meadows offers unparalleled access to the John Muir Trail of Yosemite National Park. We will spend 4 days exploring this dramatic alpine environment with it's unique granite domes, wildflower-strewn meadows, and glaciated landscapes.
Yosemite Hiking with a naturalist guide 'off the beaten path' through Yosemite Valley's majestic landscape of waterfalls, Granite monoliths, cascading streams, and lush meadows. Learn about the park with a guide who knows it intimately, and looks forward to sharing it with you. The days are all privately arranged and catered to your personal interest and abilities.
Yosemite's South Rim sits over 2,000 feet above the valley floor and commands stunning overlooks of Half Dome, El Capitan, the Yosemite High Country, and into the deep valley below. Join one of our private interpretive guides for a day exploring the mid-mountain forests and impressive overlooks, all catered to your own interests and abilities.