Yosemite Backpacking Guides

The following trip guides were created by me, based on trips I actually took from 2014, to present day. They represent some of the best of what Yosemite backcountry has to offer. That being said, you can't go wrong with a backcountry trip in Yosemite. Be sure to check out my advice on obtaining permits, planning trips, and making the most of your Yosemite experience, weather you are spending 1 night in the backcountry, or starting an attempt at a John Muir Trail Thru Hike. 

Yosemite Permits and Trip Planning

I kind of consider obtaining permits to be my special brand of magic, but what it really takes is preparation, and knowing what to expect. This article will help you navigate the Yosemite Permit process, and help you achieve your dream backpacking trip, even if it wasn't plan A. 

Lyell Canyon And Vogelsang

This is a joy ride through some of the most popular backcountry trails in Yosemite National Park


Backpacking Half Dome

How to backpack to the iconic Half Dome, navigate permits, and choose the best route for you. 


Glen Aulin Overnight

Glen Aulin is one of the infamous Yosemite High Sierra Camps, but you don't have to win the backcountry lottery to hike to, and camp at, this stunning location, at the mouth of the "Grand Canyon of Yosemite."