If alpine lakes and mountain peaks are your calling then the Young Lakes Backpacking Trip is the choice for you! This Yosemite backpacking adventure is perfect for those looking for a short getaway offering all that Yosemite’s wilderness has to offer. The Young Lakes are nestled in a beautiful basin surrounded by numerous peaks over 12,000 feet. We backpack to the lakes on the first day and setup a basecamp from which to explore the surrounding peaks and ridgelines. We have a full day to explore with just day packs, choosing our adventure as we go. We’ll create a cross-country route that climbs to peaks and ridgelines offering tremendous vistas across the High Sierra. The possibilities are endless, as are the exceptional views. After a couple of nights in the backcountry, we return to Tuolumne Meadows via the Pacific Crest Trail. Our Yosemite hiking guides will take care of all the work, leaving you to simply hike and fully appreciate the gorgeous surroundings.