Yosemite Falls Backpack

Yosemite Falls Backpack

May 17, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Yosemite National Park
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Yosemite Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in North America with a total drop of 2,425 feet. That’s as tall as the Sears Tower plus Eiffel Tower combined! Within Yosemite’s nearly 1,200 square miles you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. After a night of camping we will explore the Valley some before backpacking up the north rim to campout near the top of the great falls.

Trip Cost     
Student and SRWC Member: $120
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association: $150
Affiliate: $165
Sponsored Guest: $240       
Pre-Trip Meeting / Sign-Up Deadline
May 14, 2019 @ 6pm

Activity Level 
4 - Epic

Trip Departs From
CSUSB Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Day 1: We will meet at the SRWC at 12:00pm to load up the van and start our journey to Yosemite National Park. We stop for gas and dinner along the way (not provided, bring money) before arriving late into camp.

Day 2: After good night’s sleep and breakfast, we pack up camp and prepare our backpacks for our wilderness trek. We have time to check out the valley visitor center, lower Yosemite Falls viewing area, and have lunch before starting our 3.8 mile, 3,175 foot elevation gain journey to the top of the north rim of Yosemite Valley to set up camp for the night.

Day 3: After a well-earned sleep and a morning visit to the top of the falls without the crowd we will break camp and head back to the valley. If time allows we will check out some other highlights of the park before our drive home. We plan to arrive at the SRWC around 10:0pm.


5 meals are included, starting with breakfast on day 2 (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner)
2 dinners are not included (2 dinners). Bring money. 

Hygiene and Comfort
We will be carrying our all our food, shelter, clothing, water and equipment in a pack weighting up to 40lbs. We will be staying in reserved campsites. The campsites are within close proximity to vault toilets on night 1 and there are NO showers. On day 2 and 3 we will be traveling in the backcontry and follow Leave No Trace ethics to dispose of human waster. We will treat water from a nearby source or get water from our campsite. You will have the option to share a tent with one or two people or sleep out under the cover of the stars.  Light weight tents, warm synthetic sleeping bags, foam pads and ground tarps will be provided to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The ground consists of soft soil.  

Risk / Hazards / Safety

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