Finding backpackers in Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is normal because in Yosemite village are shops, restaurants lodging, the Yosemite Museum and the Ansel Adams Gallery; what is not normal is finding them when you are exploring the more complex side of Yosemite, this was something that happened to me after many visits of backpacking and hiking in this place while taking advantage of owning an SEO agency, so being self-employed.
I am always passionate about walking 152 miles from the most remote country of Yosemite and it was something that I loved just because This Park is famed for its giant ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel views, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, and even though I had been there several times I had never achieved, or rather I had never planned to undertake such a trip to get to know Yosemite full and deep.
Because of that, I made a plan. The plan that I proposed was 7 days, in the first half of the trip, I would travel 65 -mile loop south of Tuolumne including Clouds Rest (a mountain of the park that has far greater elevation and its proximity to the valley gives it a very high degree of visual prominence). Then on to Half Dome (a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distintos shape), The Clark Range and the 11500 foot Red Peak Pass.
In such an adventure I was accompanied by three friends one of which wrote this great article I read recently. After a long walk, and of long climbs of summits, we found some backpackers, it was strange to me, since they were the first ones that I saw during the trip, in only three days we had 87 miles to walk and to cross the North circuit, which It’s double the length of the Yosemite Valley.
On the fourth day, we begin the hike along the path and climb to the most amazing view of Yosemite. We could not finish on that occasion our second half of the trip due to a forest fire so that year my friends and I only managed to complete 65 miles, but I felt that for me that beauty was not enough.
I had to explore it thoroughly, and after so many visits to the valley, I needed to finish this important one for me, I should add it to my adventure list. But because I was obsessed with my trip, a year later I went back with Todd to complete this wonderful experience.