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Backpacking Yosemite National Park - Ten Lakes

A beautiful classic Yosemite high-country trip

Located in the scenic high country of northern Yosemite National Park, the Ten Lakes region is a wonderland of forests, granite and wildflowers. Surrounded by dramatic peaks and green valleys, the ten lakes resemble beads strung on a necklace of creeks and rivers. Starting at an elevation of 7400 feet and hiking up to 9400 feet, this is a favorite summer excursion. On this three-day backpacking trip our experienced and friendly guides will cover all the basics you need to begin planning and conducting your own adventures.




Yosemite National Park


10:30 AM on Day 1, to approximately 4:30 PM on Day 3


No experience required. This trip is great for both beginner and seasoned backpackers.

What to Bring

Please see the Backpacking Gear Checklist for what to bring and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Be sure to bring cash for the entrance fee into Yosemite National Park and consider bringing a tip for your guide for exceptional service.

Outback Adventures Provides

  • Meals, including breakfasts and dinners
  • Tents
  • Stoves
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Saftey Equipment (1st Aid Kit, Water Treatment, Repair Kits, etc.)
  • Experienced, friendly guides

Directions to Yosemite from San Jose:

From the Bay Area take 580 East to 205. Merge onto I-5 Northfor about a mile, then get exit onto 120 toward Yosemite. Stay on highway 120 all the way to Yosemite. You will momentarily be on Highway 99 north, but be sure to follow the signs for 120 East. Leave at least 4 and a half hours for the drive.

Meeting Place: Meet outside the Big Oak Flat Ranger Station, at the entrance to Yosemite National Park.



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Backpacking Ten Lakes, Yosemite



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