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    High Sierra Camps Loop, Southeast Section

    Lee Vining, California

    High Sierra Camps Loop, Southeast Section

    High Sierra Camps Loop, Southeast Section Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "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."

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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, you have the shortest distance to hike, just 5.8 miles to Sunrise High Sierra Camp." Read more

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    30.1
    Distance
    5,700 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Point-to-Point
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Skill Level
    2-4 days
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Swimming, Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    Yosemite National Park
    Local Contacts
    Tom Harrison Tuolumne Meadows map (1:42,240 scale), the National Geographic Trails Illustrated #309 Yosemite SE map (1:40,000 scale), and the USGS 7.5-minute series Tenaya Lake, Merced Peak, and Vogelsang Peak maps (1:24,000 scale).
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