Half Dome & Clouds Rest
This trek starts with a journey to Clouds Rest, (a higher summit than Half Dome!) that offers a panoramic vista including an unbeatable view of Half Dome itself. From here, take in one of Yosemite's most stunning and wide-ranging 360-degree panoramic views before heading to Half Dome! Half Dome is one of Yosemite’s most recognizable landmarks. The top of this granite dome sits 4,800 feet off of the valley floor at a total elevation of 8,844 feet. Here you will find spectacular views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap, Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. Part of what makes the ascent up Half Dome famous is the cable route. Two steel cables allow hikers to climb the last 400 feet to the summit without rock climbing equipment. The cables are around a 45-55 degree grade, with wooden supports every 10 to 20 feet to rest and maintain your balance.These are two of Yosemite National Park’s most iconic hikes rolled into one breathtaking 4 day adventure! The hike to the summit of Half Dome will be done with light day packs for a "Basecamp" Style trek!
DIFFICULTY RATING AND DESCRIPTION
DIFFICULTY RATING (1-5)
This trek follows well maintained trails and has a moderate hiking distance of about 5-7 miles per day. Due to the elevation gain of this trek it is considered a moderate to challenging Level 3/4 hike. Weight carried will be between 30-40 lbs per person. The hike to Half Dome will be done in lighter daypacks to make this a more managable "Basecamp" style trek!
Top-of-the-line tent, backcountry sleeping pad and multi-day backpack, headlamps, utensils and poles.
High quality, synthetic sleeping bag (Laundered after every use- $15 cleaning fee) – or bring your own!
Breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinner prepared by your guide while in the field.
Professional local mountain guide certified as Wilderness First Responder, Food Handling & Leave No Trace Principles with years of professional and personal wilderness experience and a passion for leading others.
Wilderness and National park backcountry camping permits.
Bear canisters for food storage.
Water Filtration systems- all water filtered by your guide!
Emergency equipment including an extensive first-aid kit and satellite communication device (InReach Explorer).
For Yosemite National Park Treks: Mandatory 5% national park fee that passes through directly to Yosemite.
A discount of 10% off any TrekSierra trip after your first!
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