1822: Best of Yosemite: Valley Floor to the Hi Sierra

Date and Time

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Saturday, July 7, 2018


Yosemite NP,
Other U.S.,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Yosemite is known the world over as an incomparable natural wonder with its 3000' granite walls, leaping waterfalls and abundant trails. It offers world class vistas of mountains, canyons, meadows and rivers with extraordinary variations of color, shading and shadows as the sun moves across the horizon. Join AMC as we explore the High Sierra, Yosemite Valley and the incomparable falls of Yosemite - the legendary landmarks in one of our grandest national parks. Stay at a historic hotel and Sierra Camp for a well-rounded experience. Daily hikes are all Intermediate Level: Length 6 -10 miles, with elevation gains of up to 2,500 ft. We expect to be on the trail about five to seven hours each day. We hike at a moderate pace and maintain a slower but steady pace on grades. Participants should have strength and endurance demonstrated by recent and regular mountain hiking experience. June is one of the best months to visit Yosemite. The waterfalls will be abundant and the scenery is fantastic, and we will be there just before and during the July 4th holiday. Frequently seen wildlife includes mule deer, big horn sheep, coyotes, beaver, black bears, fox, and marmots along with Peregrine falcons, owls, dippers and blue grouse. The elevation range of our activities will be 4,000' to 13,000'. Most of the time we are above the tree line with sweeping 360 degree views. Rain is unusual. Temperatures range from cool to hot so must be prepared for a variety of temperatures. It's a busy place, but well-ordered. We will dine primarily at the cafeterias and delis which offer a wide variety of food. The sprawling valley floor and village includes a visitor center, shopping, a pizza place, coffee bar, grocery store, sandwich shop, outdoor equipment shop and an amphitheater with evening programs. Frequent shuttles stop at Valley trailheads and other popular destinations.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $2,900 member / $2,900 non-member
*Land costs include all meals, park entrance fees, tax, and meal gratuity; airport transfers and transportation throughout the trip; leadership and naturalist. Airfare not included.

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1822 Prospectus







Adults (18+)


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Roger Scholl has been a trip leader with the AMC New Hampshire chapter since 1987 and has led AMC Adventure Travel trips since 2003. He is an avid hiker, climber, nordic skier, fly fisherman, and cyclist. He has hiked and climbed in the Alps, the Pacific Northwest, the Rockies, and Alaska. He is a member of the SouthEast Mass Chapter 2000 mile cycling club and has completed the New England 100 Highest in winter.


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Barbara is a middle-school computer teacher where besides her regular duties she organizes outdoor experiential programs for the students. She is a graduate of the American Wilderness Leadership School in Wyoming and Outward Bound. Her passion, enthusiasm and experience in the outdoors will surely make all feel welcome. Barbara has been an AMC member since the 1990's and a chapter leader since 2003.