California Wilderness
The California Wilderness areas below are Google map links within the site. Click on Terrain for basic Topographical view.

   backpacking gear list

  • Hiking Boots / Socks
  • Pants, shirts, underwear
  • ​Waterproof Outer Shell
  • Sun Glasses / Hat / Gloves
  • Water Filter / Water Bottles
  • Back Pack / Rain Cover
  • Tent, stakes, footprint
  • ​Map / Compass / Gps
  • ​Bug Juice / First Aid
  • ​Toiletries / Emergency Kit
  • Food / Trail Snacks
  • Hiking Poles / Gaiters
  • Stoves, Fuel, Cooking Kit
  • Eating utensils, mug, etc.
  • Head lamp, camp light
  • Sleeping Bag / Pad

Lake Catherine, Garnet Lake, Banner Peak, Ritter Mount, Shadow Lake, Iceberg lake, Cecile lake, Minaret Lake, Edzia Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Rosalie Lake, Gem Lake

yosemite Park

Address: P.O. Box 577 Yosemite, CA 95389
Phone:  209-372-0200

www.fs.usda.gov/yosemite

backpack yosemite back country

Backpacking in Yosemite offers a variety of scenic alpine trails that will have you backpacking in awe inspiring wonder to some of the most spectacular backpacking destinations in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. A bit further south the John Muir Trail takes backpackers on an epic hike from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney on a 210 mile backpacking trip of a lifetime that can be done all at once or in three 7 - 10 day sections. 

backpacking yosemite 2014

Backpacking in Yosemite national park

Backpack Yosemite 


Yosemite High Country

  • 3 - 7 day trips


JMT to Devils Postpile

  • 7 days


JMT to Whitney

  • 23 day


Yosemite Hikes


Adventures outdoor

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