Views From Dewey Point In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

Lightweight Backpacking Gear for Thru Hikng

Whether you're looking into one of the Triple-Crown thru hikes in the States, a smaller thru hike that's more closer to home, or you're just looking to upgrade to some better gear- lightweight backpacking gear is going to make a huge difference. Gear is very subjective and will vary from person to person. The more time you spend on trail , the more experience you gain with gear you like, what...
Backpacking El Capitan Historical Trail In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

Backpacking The El Capitan Trail in Yosemite

The El Capitan (Historical) Trail is a 17 mile backpacking and hiking trail that goes up past Upper Yosemite Falls and over to the top of El Capitan on the North Rim of Yosemite National Park. The trail is usually hiked point to point, and has great views from the top of the famous granite face and Eagle Point. Overall, the trail is a leg pumping 5,515ft of elevation gain and is rated...

Backpacking The Thousand Island Lake Loop to Ediza and Iceberg Lakes.

Backpacking the River Trail to Thousand Island Lake, Iceberg Lake and Ediza Lake will wind you up towards one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the Sierras, the Ritter Range. This loop is about 25 miles long and has an overall elevation gain of 4,665ft. The loop will go south on the John Muir Trail (JMT) from Thousand Island past Garnet and Ruby Lakes, before splitting off up to Ediza...
Backpacking Duck Pass to Pika and Purple Lakes | SomewhereSierra

Backpacking Duck Pass to Pika and Purple Lakes

Backpacking Duck Pass To Pika and Purple Lakes via the Duck Lake Trail is about 17 miles. This trail gains roughly 3,556 ft of elevation and is a moderate trail with decent foot traffic. This is a point to point trail that crosses up and over Duck Pass. This trail meets up with the John Muir Trail (JMT) and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for a few miles towards Purple Lake. If you're interested in...
Backpacking The Pohono Trail In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

Backpacking The Pohono Trail in Yosemite

The Pohono Trail is a 12 mile backpacking hike that goes along the south rim of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. The trail is commonly hiked point to point from Glacier Point to Inspiration Point, near Tunnel View. Overall, the trail has 2,020 ft of elevation gain and is rated as moderate on AllTrails.  Permits In 2021 Wilderness Permits for overnight trails in Yosemite National Park...