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    High Sierra Camps Loop, Northwest Part Backpacking

    Lee Vining, California

    High Sierra Camps Loop, Northwest Part Backpacking

    High Sierra Camps Loop, Northwest Part (Backpacking) Professional Guide

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    "The High Sierra Camps Loop is very popular, since the 5 backcountry camps are spaced about 6 to 10 miles apart, ideal for most backpackers. The loop is broken into two parts because most hikers don’t have six days free, and by being out fewer days, you will have a lighter pack. On your first day, when your pack is heaviest and you are perhaps are not in the best of shape, your hike, thankfully, is very easy."

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    Top Trails Yosemite (Wilderness Press)
    Jeffrey P. Schaffer & Elizabeth Wenk
    "The High Sierra Camps Loop hike is very popular, not surprisingly, because the five backcountry camps are spaced 6–10 miles apart, distances that are about right for most backpackers. If you can get reservations to stay at these camps (see “Camping and Lodging,” page 20), then your food and bedding will be provided, which allows you to hike with a light pack. In reality, your chances of getting reservations are poor (and the camps are expensive), so most people settle for staying in the backpackers’ camps adjacent to each site." Read more

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    17.6
    Distance
    2,620 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Shuttle
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    3 days
    Duration
    Early to midsummer
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers, Waterfalls
    Features
    Yosemite National Park - permit required
    Local Contacts
    USGS 7.5-min. Tioga Pass, Falls Ridge, and Tenaya Lake
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