Backpacking to Minaret Lake

Sunrise at Minaret Lake in the Eastern Sierra | Somewhere Sierra

Backpacking to Minaret Lake in Inyo National Forest is about 13.4 miles. This trail gains roughly 2,437ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This out and back trail is popular among backpackers and day hikers looking to explore into the Eastern Sierra. It features beautiful meadows, a […]

Backpacking to Young Lakes in Yosemite

Lower Young Lake at Sunset, Yosemite National Park | Backpacking to Young Lakes

Backpacking to Young Lakes in Yosemite National Park via Dog Lake is about 14 miles with 2,818 ft of elevation gain. This out-and-back trail is rated as hard and is popular among backpackers looking to explore the Tuolumne region. Permits Permits are required for all overnight trips in Yosemite, including backpacking to Young Lakes, and […]

Backpacking Onion Valley to Kearsarge and Matlock Lakes

Backpacking Onion Valley to Kearsarge and Matlock Lakes over Kearsarge Pass is about 13.5 miles. This trail gains roughly 3,727 ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This is an out and back trail that follows up Kearsarge Pass. Permits Permits are required for all overnight trips […]

Backpacking the Canyon Creek Lakes Trail

Backpacking to Canyon Creek Lakes in the Trinity Alps Wilderness is about 15 miles. This trail gains roughly 2,956 ft of elevation and is rated as a hard trail with lots of foot traffic. This is a out and back trail that follows the Canyon Creek river nearly the entire trail. There is also a […]

Backpacking The El Capitan Trail in Yosemite

Backpacking El Capitan Historical Trail In Yosemite National Park | Somewhere Sierra

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 […]