Yosemite: Half Dome + Backpacking

  • August 31, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Should be an awesome trip! We're camping at Crane Flats Friday and Saturday nights, then heading into the back country for two nights.

There are 12 non-meetup people coming too.



Saturday - Hiking around Yosemite Valley

Sunday - Half Dome, pre-dawn start.

Sunday evening/night - put in a couple of miles of backpacking to a campsite

Monday - Backpacking (some people are diving back Monday)

Tuesday - Backpacking, out by mid afternoon, drive back to LA


Backpacking Route: TBD. We'll try for walkup permits for trailheads out of the valley and if we can't get one, there are several areas without quotas we can backpack in. We'll do about 5-10 miles/day max (nothing too hard core).



$20 should cover both nights of camping and the permits, but that's just an estimation. No refunded.



Standard backpacking gear including pad, sleeping bag, cooking gear, food.

Bear canisters are required! (They can be rented at REI or Adventure 16)



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great trip everyone! 12/12 conquered Half Dome.

    September 4, 2012

  • Julie

    Is there a contact number or more specific meeting location yet? I'm reluctant to drive up there without this info because I wouldn't know which campsite to go to at Crane Flats.

    August 31, 2012

  • Gokul R.

    Anyone wants to carpool get in touch with me. We are driving a 7 seater and we have room for 4 more.

    Starting Saturday morning 4 AM and reaching back LA on Monday evening 8 PM.
    Starting near USC area.

    August 30, 2012

    • lauren

      Hi, this sounds great. Please call me when you have a chance. Thanks.

      August 30, 2012

  • lauren

    Talked to a ranger - http://www.nps.gov/yose/contacts.htm
    He said there is nothing to worry about in regards to Hanta virus. Given we are not staying in cabin or shed in Curry. We are good in tents, open aired space etc.

    August 30, 2012

  • lauren

    Hi, I'm also in need of a ride from Santa Monica LA area, thanks!
    Return Sunday or Monday.

    August 30, 2012

  • Julie

    If anyone is interested in carpooling, message me your number and general area where you live. I would be driving or riding up Friday and returning Sunday night or Monday.

    August 29, 2012

  • Gokul R.

    Hi Andre,
    Do we need to get our own permit? or is our permits guaranteed on paid RSVP?

    August 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Half dome permits are taken care of. See the note about the backpacking permits.

      August 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a ride for this one. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
    I have a bear canister with me and can share the space.

    August 26, 2012

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