Half Dome Expedition – 2 Day Backpacking

Note that this trip is only offered when the cables are down  (Mid October, November, April & May if the weather permits)*

In October the cables drop on the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite. Which means, no more crowds, no more heat, and no worrying about going through the hassle of a permit. This is the best time for a summit attempt! 



Pay a 50% deposit per item

Half Dome Expedition – 2 Day Backpacking

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Private guided courses are custom to each group. We have a number of options in Yosemite and the High Sierra. You’ll work closely with our guides to create an experience that fits what you and your group are looking for.

General itinerary for 2-day backpacking trip

Day 1:

Meet at Glacier Point or Curry Village at 9am
Pack backpacks in the parking lot (all gear provided by Summit except clothing and footwear)
Hike to Little Yosemite Valley Camp site
Lunch & Set up camp
Explore the area (day hike to Lost Lake)
Dinner and hang out at camp

Day 2:

Leave for Summit Attempt of Half Dome
Lunch on top of Half Dome
Hike back to camp, pack up and head back to Glacier Point/Curry Village

Glacier Point route via the Panorama Trail
Curry Village via the Mist Trail

*Note that this cost does not include a tip for our guides. If you have a good experience, please tip our guides personally!