We will be spending the day hiking and sightseeing within Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is steeped in history, being the former home of some of America’s foremost conservationists including John Muir and Ansel Adams and is one of America’s first National Parks. On this outing, we’ll visit the famous lookout Glacier Point, looming high above Yosemite Valley and directly across from the iconic Half Dome. We’ll then set out on a short hike to the top of Sentinel Dome, with 360 degree views of the Sierra High Country and Yosemite Falls. For those looking for more hiking, there may also be time for a visit to Taft Point. In the afternoon we’ll visit the impressive groves of Giant Sequoia Trees. The Big Trees are the largest living things on earth, as measured by volume, and never disappoint whether you are seeing them for the first time or the 100th time. Plan on seeing the 1800-year old Grizzly Giant, one of the largest trees in the park and certainly the most famous. We offer a variety of hiking options to any of Yosemite’s iconic destinations, all catered to your personal interests and abilities.
$425 for 1-4 participants with 1 Private Guide
$95 for each additional participant up to 10 ppl*
*Call us to inquire about larger group sizes
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:
See "A Few More Notes" below for more details about what to bring
Plan to bring the following items in a small daypack for your guided hike:
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- Mariposa Grove.
Your trip begins at Glacier Point and ends at the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequioas. You will need your own vehicle or transportation for this day, plan for extra time to get to your destination and find parking. Traffic can be heavy in Yosemite National Park during the peak months of summer. You'll be meeting your guide at the intersection of Glacier Point Road and Highway 41, known as "Chinquapin". There is a small parking area, as well as bathrooms and a payphone here. Directions will be sent to you upon registration.
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