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Yosemite High Sierra Camp Loop, again



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Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
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The High Sierra Camps in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows area are each situated in a uniquely beautiful part of the wilderness a day's hike apart. There are five of them creating a loop around Tuolumne Meadows from Glen Aulin to May Lake, Sunrise Meadow, Merced Lake and the alpine Vogelsang.



They provide tents, toilets, and often showers as well as rustic gourmet dinners and breakfast.
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Page One: Day 1 - To Glen Aulin

Trail Stats:
Number of Days: 7
Miles: 50
Highest Elevation: 10,150
Lowest Elevation: 7,020
Begining Elevation: 8,720

Suggested Links:
Yosemite National Park
Official Web Site
Tuolumne Meadows Trails
From the Wilderness section of the NPS Yosemite Web site
Yosemite High Sierra Camps

Ranger Station:
Tuolumne Meadows Ranger Station

Trailhead Map:
Tuolumne Meadows Trailhead

Directions:
From Highway 395 turn west onto Highway 120 (Tioga Road). From Yosemite Valley take Big Oak Flat Road to Highway 120 and turn right. Once you arrive in Tuolumne Meadows you will park in the backpacker parking lot. There may be backpacker parking closer to Tenaya Lake. If not you can take the free shuttle to the trailhead.

General Notes and Observations:
All the High Sierra Camps have beds, backcountry gourmet meals, clean bathrooms, and all but two camps have showers with warm water. However badly you want to "get away from it all" there is no shame in visiting a High Sierra Camp -- if you can afford it.



We did this as part of a ranger led group since it was the only way to get a night at every camp. If you do this ask for Ranger Dave (aka Danger Rave).

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