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Yosemite Camping! 8/10 (Women Only)

RSVP for THIS Meetup to camp the night of Friday 8/10.

Women only, sorry guys!

Can't make the backpacking trip?  Can't take an entire week off of life?  Then join us for a long weekend (or a regular weekend) camping in Yosemite after our backpacking trip!

We have a group campsite reserved in Hodgdon Meadow, by the Big Oak Flat Entrance (off of 120, north side of park).  This is a great location to visit all the park - ~40 minutes to the Valley and ~60 minutes to Tuolomne Meadow.  (The park has zero group sites in the Valley, so Hodgdon is our best choice for easy access to everything the park has to offer.)

You must provide your own transportation (carpools can be arranged, please use the comments section), tent, sleeping bag & pad, food, stove, camp chair, etc.  Gear is available for rent at REI or you can rent from Dena.  Rental info and pricing here.

Cost is $6 per person per night.  If you come for all 4 nights, cost is $21 per person.  Cost includes camping and firewood (for evenings).  Payments via PayPal to [masked].  Other payment options must be arranged in advance. Your space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

You can join us for the long weekend, Thursday 8/9 - Monday 8/13, or come for the nights that work for you.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO RSVP APPROPRIATELY.

RSVP for THIS Meetup to camp the night of Friday 8/10.

If you can only come for a few nights, please select the appropriate Meetups from the list below and RSVP for each night you would like to come.

RSVP here to camp Thursday 8/9

RSVP for THIS Meetup to camp Friday 8/10

RSVP here to camp Saturday 8/11

RSVP here to camp Sunday 8/12

RSVP here to camp all four nights 8/9-8/12



You are responsible for the entrance fee to the park - $20 per private vehicle.  Carpools are highly encouraged.  Use the comments section if you need a ride or need riders.

Important Information

Bear Habitat!

  • Food and toiletries must be stored 24 hours/day in food lockers provided in all campsites (45"x18"x33" - multiple in group sites).
  • Absolutely NO food and toiletries stored in vehicles
  • Dispose of garbage immediately in bear-proof dumpsters.

A maximum of 5 vehicles are allowed in a group site (additional parking is available nearby).

Showers are available for a fee in Curry Village or Housekeeping Camp.

Everyone is in charge of their own meals (but you can bring to share) and gear.  There is a small grocery in the Valley, but everything is marked up. 

Things to Do:

  • Take a hike - Mist Falls (will definitely be doing), Yosemite Falls, Tuolomne Meadows, Bridalveil Falls
  • Explore the Valley including campgrounds, lodges, restaurants, bars, gift shops, visitor center, etc.
  • Explore the old Redwood groves near Wawona
  • See the view from Glacier Point (hike from the Valley floor or drive to the top)
  • Sit by the fire (at night)
  • Read a book


San Francisco/Bay area Distance: 195 mi / 314 km
Time: 4-5 hours
Take I-580 east to I-205 east to Highway 120 east (Manteca) or Highway 140 east (Merced) into Yosemite National Park.

Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Yosemite covers 1,200 square miles and does not have a single address.
We do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Yosemite.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of women came out for 1-4 nights. We enjoyed hiking, the beautiful scenery, and cooling off in the rivers! Thank you all for coming!

    August 12, 2012

  • Mariana

    Or should i bring 6? ;-)

    August 9, 2012

  • Mariana

    I don't know if anyone would be interested, but I went wine tasting last weekend in Lodi an will bring about 4 bottles of wine with me if any of you ladies would like to partake with Amber and i! :-) i can't wait to meet all of you!

    August 9, 2012

  • Yulee

    Hi Dena! I don't have a PayPal account. Can I pay you Friday?

    August 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Yulee! Yes, you can bring cash and pay there! See you soon!

      August 9, 2012

  • aimee

    I'm still looking for carpoolers! I'll be driving out Friday, probably leaving Richmond around noon or 1. I plan to come back on Sunday. My car is small but so far it's just me and my dog. If you'd like to share with us, please let me know!

    August 9, 2012

  • Mariana

    Anu, did you find a ride from Fremont yet? Im in Fremont and leaving friday morning early! Text me at[masked]


    August 9, 2012

    • Anu

      Hi Mariana,

      August 9, 2012

    • Anu

      Thanks for letting me know, I will be leaving Friday evening (couldn't leave earlier as I wanted , too much work). I did find people to carpool though.

      August 9, 2012

  • aimee

    Hello! I am soooo looking forward to this weekend! I plan on leaving from Richmond at around noon on Friday and staying through Sunday. I have a small car and and am bringing my dog but if anyone wants to squeeze in and carpool, please let me know!

    August 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Currently there are 12 ladies coming Friday night.

    August 7, 2012

  • Anu

    I am camping on Fri and Sat. from Fremont , driving back on Sunday. Looking to carpool with someone with similar plans. I can drive or join someone as well. Will pitch for gas of course.

    July 16, 2012

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