Perched at over 8,500 in elevation, the Yosemite high country is the perfect place to spend time during the summer months of July-Sept. Hike through this scenic, yet lesser known part of the park, full of wildflower-strewn meadows, pristine lakes, and granite domes under wide open skies. This area has fewer crowds, pristine lakes and streams for swimming, and excellent opportunities for high-mountain photography. Hikes to choose from include Lyell Canyon, Cathedral Peak, Mt. Hoffman, and Lembert Dome.
$595 for 1-5 participants with 1 Private Guide
$95 each additional participant up to 10 people*
*Call to inquire about larger groups
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Your SYMG Guide
SYMG guides are professional, highly experienced, enjoyable people that have spent years perfecting their interpretive and mountain skills in and around Yosemite. They look forward to teaching and guiding you in these spectacular locations as well as getting to know you. Tell your guide your goals and s/he will do their best to meet your needs in a safe and enjoyable manner! Gratuities are accepted and appreciated for a job well done.
The following can be provided upon request:
- Trekking Poles
See “A Few More Notes” below for more details about what to bring
A Few More Notes
What to bring
Plan to bring the following items in a small daypack for your guided hike:
- 2-3 Liters of water per person
- Lunch & snacks for the day
- A warm layer and/or rainshell
- Camera (optional)
Wear comfortable and moisture wicking clothing (especially for the warm summer months of July-August). Comfortable hiking/running shoes that are with grippy soles are the best option for footwear. It’s important to check the weather prior to your day to make sure you’re dressing appropriately- check out our favorite weather forecast here: National Weather Service–Tuolumne Meadows
Travel & Logistics
Your day begins at Crane Flat, and you are reponsible for your own transportation to the meeting place and then to the trailhead. Your guide will meet you in the parking lot of the Crane Flat gas station, located at the junction of Hwy 120 and Big Oak Flat Road, in Yosemite NP.
For more information, you can reference Yosemite National Park’s webpage here regarding parking and transportation.
What's not included
- Personal clothing & footwear
- Lunch, snacks & water
- Transportation to Yosemite Valley
- Recommended 10-20% gratuity for guides
- Trip Insurance