Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon Backpacking

Lodgepole, California

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Yosemite Valley is far from being the only “yosemite”* in the Sierra; there are many of them. On this trip, you’ll pass through one of the most beautiful of all Sierran yosemites, Deadman Canyon, noted for its polished walls and fantastic peaks of light colored granite. A layover day at the mouth of Deadman Canyon would give you a chance to visit another yosemite, adjacent Cloud Canyon—less spectacular to hike through than Deadman because more forested, but even more remote. You’ll also visit some charming lakes around Mt. Silliman and enjoy breathtaking views from the famed High Sierra Trail. If possible, plan one or two layover days to take advantage of dayhiking opportunities in this great backcountry. Thanks to Sequoia National Park’s free shuttlebus service, inaugurated in 1999, you can complete this trip by simply taking a shuttlebus from Crescent Meadow to Lodgepole.

Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"Yosemite Valley is far from being the only “yosemite”* in the Sierra; there are many of them. On this trip, you’ll pass through one of the most beautiful of all Sierran yosemites, Deadman Canyon, noted for its polished walls and fantastic peaks of light colored granite. A layover day at the mouth of Deadman Canyon would give you a chance to visit another yosemite, adjacent Cloud Canyon—less spectacular to hike through than Deadman because more forested, but even more remote. You’ll also visit some charming lakes around Mt. Silliman and enjoy breathtaking views from the famed High Sierra Trail. If possible, plan one or two layover days to take advantage of dayhiking opportunities in this great backcountry. Thanks to Sequoia National Park’s free shuttlebus service, inaugurated in 1999, you can complete this trip by simply taking a shuttlebus from Crescent Meadow to Lodgepole."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Lodgepole
Distance: 52
Elevation Gain: 9,217 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 8-14 days
Season: Best late summer through early fall
Local Contacts: Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park - permit required
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Lodgepole, Mt. Silliman, Sphinx Lakes, Triple Divide Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Lodgepole Campground to Deadman Canyon (Backpacking)

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May 2018