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Week vacation backpack in yosemite (1st timers)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:34 am
by archive
Author: Jason (137.164.79.---)
Date: 02-28-06 18:29

My girl friend and i and another couple are planning to spend about a week backpacking yosemite, and i was wondering if anyone had any good tips on where i can find the best information on trails, stories, do's and dont's etc. Any help is greatly appreciated

Author: Dan Anderson (
Date: 02-28-06 20:03

The NPS has all the stuff on permits and has a basic overview of trails has a lot of info, but it seems like you have to register, and maybe pay now.

Various blogs and online journals exist. For example,

You need a wilderness permit, and need to rent or buy a bear-proof container. A bus runs daily in summer between the Valley and Tuolumne (and beyond and back). See

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:53 pm
by oakroscoe
A week long trip might be a little long for first timers. I'd recommend a 3 night 4 day trip (like a friday to monday trip) instead of a week long one. Taking a shorter first trip will get you used to what you need to pack and what you don't need to pack. Do you know where you want to go?