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Yosemite Gender Diverse Backpacking

 

Yosemite backpacking for gender diverse adventures.

TRIP DATES:

July 10- 14, 2024

Trip Length

5 Days

Intensity

Level 4

View our intensity scale.

Group Size

Up to 8 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$1295 Per Person

 

 Embark on a transformative journey like no other with our exclusive Yosemite Gender Diverse Backpacking trip. This is your chance to escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park, while connecting with a community of other folks that share identities in a supportive environment.

Join us for an unforgettable experience that blends the serenity of nature with the empowerment of self-discovery.

Experience Yosemite as few visitors do, as you venture into the backcountry! Your naturalist guide will navigate, as you explore gushing waterfalls, panoramic vistas, lush meadows, and more.

Activities
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking

Included
  • Medically-trained, naturalist guides
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Campsite reservations & fees
  • Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
  • All meals indicated in itinerary
  • Park entry fees

 

Not Included
  • Flights
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Sleeping bag (Available to rent for $50)
  • Meals on the road or in town (see itinerary)
  • Personal camping gear (see pack list)
Weather

Summer in Yosemite is generally quite mild during the day and can still get quite cold in the evenings. Daytime temperatures in June usually peak around the low to mid 80s (depending on elevation) with nighttime lows dropping as low as the mid 50s to upper 40s at higher elevations. Rain is not uncommon though most days are sunny or overcast. Snow on trails may stick around in higher elevations so muddy conditions are likely on some hiking days.

Intensity- Moderate to Strenuous

Hiking days will usually include about 6 total hours on the trail, covering anywhere from 5-8 miles on the day with weight. This trip includes one day of day hiking and three days of backcountry hiking, so it’s best for travelers who are comfortable being active for most of the day, multiple days in a row. Some hiking experience is recommended. Backpacking experience is not required.

Accommodations
  • One nights at a front country campsite
  • Two nights at backcountry campsite
  • One night at 3-star hotel
  • Price is based on double occupancy accommodations
  • Single supplement is available for an additional $200 per person
Flights

Please plan to arrive at Fresno Yosemite International Airport by 2:00 PM PST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Fresno (within 30 minutes of airport) by 1:00 PM PST if you choose to arrive a day early.

Your guide will transport the group to the airport to arrive by 2:00 PM PST on Day 5. Please plan a departure after that time. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to book a hotel, please be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport (via Lyft, taxi, etc).

Travelers are also welcome to drive from southern California if that is more convenient. If you choose this option, you’ll meet your guide at your camping accommodations in the park.

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Day One

Arrive in Fresno, CA and meet your backpacking guide by mid-afternoon for transfer to Yosemite National Park. We’ll stop along the way for short hikes in the Valley before arriving at our campground home. Once we set up camp, we’ll eat a hearty dinner, get to know one another, and get the low-down on our full adventure.

Meals: D

Day Two

 

Today, we begin our adventure in the backcountry! The first few miles are often the most challenging as we adjust to our weight, but the views will make it quickly worth it. Our guides will keep a comfortable pace! Total mileage on the day will likely be between 5-8 miles, depending on final permitting and trail conditions. Once at camp, we’ll review the essentials of water treatment, cooking, and keeping a safe camp.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Three

After waking up to the serene sounds of the forest, we’ll pack up camp and head onward. We’ll aim to cover more miles today and may take a break along an alpine stream, stop to look for wildlife, and soak in even more stunning vistas. Dinner tonight will be well earned after a full day on the trail!

Meals: B, L, D

Day Four

The last day on the trail is here! After packing up camp, we’ll hike back out to the trailhead, taking in some final deep breaths of the mountain air as we go. Tonight, we’ll head to the town of Oakhurst where a cozy hotel room, refreshing shower, and delicious dinner at the town’s brewery (not included in trip cost) await!

Meals: B, L, D

Day Five

It’s time to say goodbye to the Sierra Nevada, and your newfound friends! We’ll head back to Fresno for afternoon flights, after an amazing trip together.

Packing LIst

Required Gear
  • Backpack (45-60 L recommended)
  • Duffel or suitcase (to be left in the vehicle when backpacking, 1 small suitcase or duffel per person)
  • Sleeping bag (also available to rent), rated to 20 degrees or below
  • Pack cover
  • Headlamp
  • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
Recommended Gear & Personal Items
  • Hiking poles
  • Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
  • Camping pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
  • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
  • Small, quick dry towel
  • Personal plate, mug, and utensils (your guide will have these items if you don’t have your own)
Required Clothing
  • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
  • Rain jacket or shell
  • Rain pants
  • Breathable wicking base layers
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Warm clothes to sleep in
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Sun hat with a brim
  • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunglasses
Recommended Clothing
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Sandals or camp shoes
  • Clothes for dinner on final night

Trip FAQ’s

What will we eat?

Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

Who else will be there?
  • Good Trippers can be any age and everyone is welcome!

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. All group multi-day trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email info@goodtripadventures.com.

Do you offer payment plans?

We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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