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For backpackers, this is a great spot to stop at on the way to Cathedral Lakes and Tuolumne Meadows. While you may make reservations in advance to stay in one of the tents that are already there, backpackers can also camp along the campsite as one of their stops while hiking along the JMT. There are bathrooms, a potable water source, and amazing views of the sunrise over the meadows.

All-Day Hike: Located high in the Yosemite wilderness and accessible only by foot or saddle, this campsite is right off of the John Muir Trail.

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Shirley Han

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Jun 6, 2019
Jen M
Feb 2, 2018
Rena Reyes
Sep 14, 2017
Craig R
Aug 7, 2017
John M
Sep 8, 2016
Bethanee Burden
Aug 12, 2016
Truman Florence
Hiked out early to this camp with Joses and Shayne to catch the bathroom
Aug 4, 2016
Brenda Booth
Jul 13, 2013
Tanya Abu-Khalaf

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