Mammoth Crest Trek
w/Purple Lake 3 Day Option
Starting from the smooth and forested Duck Pass trail (a personal favorite!), this trek climbs up and over Duck pass down to Duck Lake and Pika Lake. Customize your second day with light daypacks and a hike following the JMT/PCT to the picturesque Purple lake (a great spot for a swim!). The last day of this trek traverses the Mammoth Crest Trail- a breathtaking introduction to the spectacular alpine scenery and geography of the Lakes Basin and the High Sierra.
DIFFICULTY RATING AND DESCRIPTION
DIFFICULTY RATING (1-5)
This trek follows well maintained trails and has a moderate to challenging hiking distance of about 9 miles per day. Due to the elevation gain of this trek it is considered a moderate Level 3 hike. Weight carried will be between 25-35 lbs per person. On Day 2 (3 day trek) the hike to Purple lake will be done in lighter daypacks to make this a more manageable "Basecamp" style trek!
NEED TO KNOW
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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