Mt. Conness is a striking feature visible from many parts of the park, with classic lines etched into its white granite. This trip offers time for relaxed exploration of the Yosemite high country, while also providing a day to make a challening summit bid. Mt. Conness is clearly visible from many parts of Yosemite National Park, which means you will be able to easily trace your memory back to this experience. On our trek we will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Tuolumne backcoun- try, as well as an impressive 360 degree view from the top of one of Yosemites most beautiful peaks.
2023: $1795 per person
Prices based on shared room occupancy
Single Room Supplement:
Requested $175, Forced $88
Explore Custom Trip Options
- one night’s stay in a tent cabin in Yosemite Valley’s famous Curry Village
- 3 nights of wilderness tent camping (permits included)
- All group gear including stoves, cookware, water filters, group first aid kit, etc.
- Personal backpacking gear provided by request: backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, trekking poles, and tents
- Starting with lunch on Day 2 and ending with breakfast and trail snacks on Day 5
- Backcountry gourmet meals including trail snacks
A Few More Notes
About the trip
Based from the incomparable Yosemite Valley, we will first travel to the high country by car or bus before heading out to Young Lakes. After a day of exploration to acclimate to the higher elevations, we’ll make our bid on Mt. Conness, a picturesque peak named after the California Senator whose legislation led to the Yosemite Land Grant, which established Yosemite as the world’s first national park.
Accommodations: We provide your first night lodging in the Curry Village tent cabins and two nights tent camping (price based on shared occupancy). Located in the heart of the Yosemite Valley, Curry Village is the ideal spot to explore all that Yosemite has to offer.
Equipment: We supply all group camping gear (stoves, cookware, water filters, group first aid kit, etc.). We can also supply personal camping equipment (backpacks, sleeping bags, ground pads, trekking poles, and tents) upon request with no additional fee. You are welcome to bring your own personal camping equipment if you prefer. A detailed gear list will be sent to you upon registration.
Meals: We provide meals starting with lunch on day two through breakfast and trail snacks the last day. Our “Backcountry Gourmet” meals have been acclaimed in Sunset Magazine. We take pride in providing excellent meals even in remote surroundings.
Your Cost Includes: Meals (as noted above), group camping gear (as noted above), personal camping equipment (as listed above), accommodations (as noted above), applicable permits, professional mountain guide(s), pre-trip planning packet, and trip support from our friendly office staff.
Not Included: Personal clothing and footwear, personal gear not listed under “Equipment” above, meals while in the front country, tips for guides (10-20% of trip cost is customary), transportation, and optional trip cancellation insurance.
Preparation: Training is paramount to the enjoyment and success of your trip. We recommend exercising in the months prior to your trip to bolster sustained cardiovascular/aerobic activities as well as core and leg strength. Day hikes with a full backpack, preferably on hilly, off road terrain, is the best way to train for our trips. Activities such as cycling and step-master type machines are also excellent and preferable to a routine comprised solely of running.