High Sierra 3-Day Adventure
18 miles in the Emigrant Wilderness
June 11-13, 2022
August 4-6, 2022
3 days/2 Nights on the Trail
$445 per person
$595 with gear rental
Your registration includes an 18 mile, 3-day, 2-night wilderness backpacking adventure, training meeting before the trip, a food-kit with all meals on the trail, and spiritual direction every morning and evening. Not to mention spectacular High Sierra views and the memories of a lifetime! This is truly an epic adventure!
Airfare and ground transportation and lodging in SFO are not included but we can help arrange this for you.
This hike is rated Strenuous
We reserve the right to adjust the itinerary based on overall group dynamics and safety.
View from Relief Reservoir
High Sierra Meadow
Travel Day: We fly into San Francisco the day before our trip, staying at one of the airport hotels. (Airfare and hotel not included. However, we can make hotel and flight arrangements for you at our cost.)
Day 1: We’ll leave our airport hotel and head out for the Kennedy Meadows trailhead (elev. 6,320 ft.) stopping for a bite to eat on the way. We’ll hit the trail and hike upwards along Summit Creek 4 miles, passing the ruins of an old mining operation, finishing at Relief Reservoir for our first night. (7,120 ft.)
Day 2: We’ll backtrack about 2 miles or so, then hike mostly uphill through 5 miles of pine forests and meadows, following Kennedy Creek all the way out to Kennedy Lake, where we’ll camp for night two.
Day 3: For our final day on the trail, we’ll backtrack a quick 7-mile descent along Kennedy Creek, then turn north along Summit Creek as we retrace our steps back to Kennedy Meadows, where our vehicles await! We’ll drive back to San Francisco staying at one of the hotels (hotel not included) close to the airport. We’ll get an amazing dinner that evening where we’ll share our highs and lows from the trip.
Travel Day: It’s a bittersweet finish to our adventure as we fly back to our homes with friendships and memories that can only be forged over a week in the wilderness together!
*Your registration does NOT include airfare to San Francisco, ground transportation to the trailhead, or hotel lodging in San Francisco. However, we can make airline and hotel arrangements for you, as well as carpooling.
Don’t have that much cash right now? No problem. You can take 6 months to pay for your High Sierra Trip! Just use the Monthly Adventure Installment Plan below and enjoy small automatic monthly payments.
Campfire time is the best!
Sierra sunsets are spectacular!
Monthly Adventure Installment Plan
Operated under Special Use Permit on the Stanislaus National Forest.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.”
No gear, no problem! You can rent all of your backpacking equipment from us for just $150 per person. Just click the Registration with Gear Rental button and we’ll get you set up with all the gear you need including backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, camp chair, headlamp, extra batteries, water filtration system, water bottles, fuel, stove, cookset and utensils, fanny pack, and trekking poles. ($80 additional charge if we have to ship/fly gear to you or to the trailhead.)