Thank you for choosing Northeast Mountaineering! We are looking forward to meeting you and taking you on an unforgettable adventure to Yosemite National Park. At Northeast Mountaineering, we strive to give you the best possible outdoor experience. We will work hard to make your time with us a success from start to finish!
WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR GUIDES
You will meet your guides at the designated hotel/airbnb on the evening of October 25th. Please plan to arrive by 4PM at the latest. We will conduct a full gear check and allow time for dinner. The night of October 25th is included in the cost of your trip.
October 25: Meet your team by 3PM at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
October 26: Drive to Yosemite National Park. Take a drive through the famous Yosemite Valley and then begin the hike. Overnight in tents.
October 27: Spend the day hiking along the valley rim with world class views.. Overnight in tents.
October 28: Hike out to the cars. Drive out of Yosemite NP. Overnight at hotel. (not included)
October 29: Drive to San Francisco.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Please refer to the gear list on this page. You are expected to bring proper clothing items and proper backpacking overnight gear. Should you have any questions regarding clothing layers, please contact us. If you rent gear from us, we will bring it with us and distribute that on October 25th.
We will provide first aid kits, shared group gear, stoves and tents.
We do not provide food. Please plan to bring your own food for your adventure. You will need 2 mountain dinners and 2 mountain breakfasts. Instead of lunch, we just eat snacks throughout the day.
Proper training plays a big factor in your success and enjoyment during this backpacking adventure. Our days will consist of hiking moderate terrain with minimal uphill travel for 4-5 miles. You will be expected to carry your own 30-40lb backpack everyday. Due to the relatively easy terrain, this adventure is perfect for beginner backpackers. By training for this adventure, you will only increase your enjoyment. Training can include running, hiking, hill or stair climbs with a heavy pack and long days spent in the mountains. Focus on legs, core, back and cardio. Upper body strength is a bonus but does not directly translate to big outdoor adventures.
GRATUITIES and OTHER COSTS
Our guides are highly trained and have logged countless hours in the backcountry gaining the experience and knowledge it requires to become a guide for NEM. A typical gratuity for a job well done is 15% or $20pp/guide/day.
Airfare, Transportation and Food are not included in the cost of the trip.
FOR MORE INFO
Please visit our website www.nemountaineering.com for more information on your climbing experience and to better prepare yourself. Also, friend us on Facebook for pictures and videos of past climbs and connect with others like yourself! Follow our guided climbs live on twitter, handle @nemguides. Share your adventure, share your success on Instagram with the hashtag #NEMGuides.
LET’S HAVE AN AWESOME ADVENTURE!
We are excited to show you what Mt. Shuksan has to offer. We know you will have an excellent adventure that you will be talking about long after your trip concludes. In the meantime…get out and train!