On this unforgettable backpacking loop, you will experience some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Yosemite National Park: Merced River, Echo Valley, Vernal and Nevada Falls and Half Dome. Our journey starts at the Happy Isles Trailhead, a popular trailhead located in Yosemite Valley. We will walk in the footsteps of the legendary John Muir, passing spectacular Vernal and Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley before stopping for the night near Moraine Dome. We then continue along the Merced River through Lost Valley to the stunning Echo Valley for a second night. Day 3 will be spent heading up to the high country and walking among the granite domes and enjoying the epic views down upon the Merced River gorge below, with a final night at a secluded camp along Sunrise Creek. Our loop brings us back through Little Yosemite Valley on the final day and back down to Happy Isles via the famous Mist Trail. This is a truly spectacular adventure featuring some of North America’s most outstanding backcountry!