Hey everyone, was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for some nice backpacking trails in Yosemite? I've heard of some trails by the Tiago River and the Tuolumne but could never get any specifics. We will have a total of 2 days and 2 nights, we're looking for more of a challenge after some trips at Big Bend, so anything is welcomed! Thank Ya'll!
I'm hoping you can help me find a good 2-night backpacking trip within ~2 hours of Seattle. My father and uncle are visiting and want to see the PNW. They've asked for low elevation gain over the two days. We are open to a loop or out-and-back routes, as well as 1 or 2 different campsites. If we have one campsite, we'll do a day hike on our second day.
We would like to go backcountry, instead of staying in a campground (i.e.: parking lot with trees and tent pads).
Hi, just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on deciding to not prebook accommodation while tackling this route. The reason I ask is I am planning on starting in 2 weeks time as this was a last minute decision. I've just bought a guide book and it suggests advance booking for hostels and B&B, but it's unclear if that is necessary for those of us who prefer to sleep outside.
I am planning on camping at designated campgrounds as it seems like wildcamping is sketchy at best and illegal at worst.
Does anyone know if the campsites fill up? I will be solo with an ultralight tent so I don't take up much space.
Another question I had is what's the status with beach camping along this route? I am from the west coast of Canada, so unpredictable windy weather and torrential downpour are no problem, and I'm pretty confident in my ability stay above high tide. But is this in the same realm as wildcamping (ask permission, don't do it in a national park?) I just love waking up to the sound of surf and smell of the sea.
Any tips or info is much appreciated, really looking forward to exploring another wet and wild west coast!