Tuolomne Meadows Trail Ride
Spend five days wandering through one of the most beautiful places on earth – Yosemite National Park. This trip allows you the opportunity to explore the uncrowded backcountry along the John Muir Trail and also to revel in the beauty of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Starting at the Pack Station, you’ll conquer the heights of Donahue Pass and descend into the magic splendor of Yosemite and Tuolomne Meadows.
Dates & Pricing
August 12th-16th, 2023
Cost: $1,600.00 per person + 3% USFS fee
*Deposit: $400 per person
Day One: Meet at the pack station in June Lake at 7:00 a.m. on August 2nd when breakfast will be served. We will partner you up with a horse to match your ability. Then, we will ride into the beautiful Ansel Adams Wilderness. Our first camp will be at Marie Lakes, a series of cascading pools located beneath stunning granite peaks. Once camp is set up, you will have the rest of the afternoon/evening to explore, fish, swim, or take a nap before dinner.
Day Two: After breakfast, we will take a day ride to Davis Lakes, on the John Muir Trail for the afternoon. You can spend a few hours at this high mountain lake at 10,000 feet, which is nestled in a gorgeous granite basin below Davis Peak.
Day Three: We will break camp after breakfast and ride through Donahue Meadows, over Donahue Pass at 11,066 feet, and into Yosemite National Park. Our camp will be located in Lyell Canyon after descending 2,000 feet, passing by Lyell Glacier and pristine glacier lakes. Once camp is set, you will have leisure time to enjoy Lyell Meadow or fish in Lyell Fork.
Day Four: Breakfast will be served a little later and we will spend the entire day relaxing in the spectacular Lyell Canyon. You will have the option to fish, swim, read a book, or explore surrounding area.
Day Five: We will break camp in the morning after breakfast, mount our horses to ride down the trail along Lyell Fork, toward Toloumne Meadows, where our trip will come to a close. We will load up all our gear and horses, then shuttle everyone back to the pack station in June Lake, Ca. arriving around 3pm.