Yosemite hiking is all about big mountains, towering waterfalls, massive granite domes, crystal clear mountain streams and camping next to pristine lakes. And that is exactly what this hike delivers. The starting point for this exciting Yosemite backpacking adventure is in the beautiful Tuolumne Meadows on a stretch of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. We climb high into the alpine country past Vogelsang Peak and descend to Merced Lake before climbing high again, above the epic Merced River gorge as it slices through Echo Valley. The days will be spent crossing mountain streams, trekking over high alpine passes, circumnavigating mountains, camping in pristine wilderness and eventually summiting Half Dome via the exciting Cable Route. This trek certainly has it all and will challenge the fit hiker looking to experience some outstanding mountain scenery in the High Sierra.