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Eastern Sierra Backpacking

The Eastern side of California's Sierra Nevada Range contains some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world, but without the crowds of Yosemite National Park. With deep blue alpine lakes, alpine wonderlands, shining granite walls, the Eastern Sierra will blow you away! A backcountry hiking trip beyond the boundaries of Yosemite will take you away from the crowded highways so you can experience these truly grand mountains in an intimate and adventurous way.

On our guided Sierra backpacking trips you'll be able to focus on enjoying yourself while we take care of the details. Your guide will outfit you with gear, cook the meals, inform you about the landscapes you're hiking through, and do everything they can to make your trip an unforgettable one.

Our Eastern Sierra backpacking trips range from moderate 3-day hiking tours to strenuous 7-day backpacking adventures. Give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) (HIKE) or email us to learn more!

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Inyo National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Sierra Nevada Backpacking Trip
Guides Choice Award in the Eastern Sierras

Thousand Island Lakes

Peak Bagging • Waterfalls • Alpine Lakes
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6 days
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Sierra Nevada Backpacking Trip

Mammoth Crest

Classic Views • Off Trail • Alpine Lakes
Backpacking Trip

4 days
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Yosemite Portered Trips
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Inn-based Yosemite Hiking Trips
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Yosemite Day Hike Tours
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