What's the difference between an expedition and a trip? 


An expedition is woven into your life; a pulling in of necessity and pushing out of societal debris. A trip is a break, intentional removal of self from obligation, fear, responsibility...well actually a trip sounds kind of nice...But, alas, if you are here - perusing these expeditions - a trip is not what you are seeking. You are yearning to refer to time in terms of “before/after I learned how to chase sunsets.” Perhaps you and this feeling are already friends and you are keen on honing the physical and mental power for your personal expeditions. Our expeditions are crafted to make the most of your time in the WILDerness. Think less bucket list parades and more solo skinny dipping in a no-name lake. 

We bring the logistical support, and knowledge of the area and you bring the curiosity to explore off the trail, and energy to engage with people who are looking to do the same. Together we will take on the tasks of navigating, cooking high-quality meals together, and empowering each other to be our better selves not only in the mountains but every single day. Ready to weave an expedition into your life? 


Summer 2024 

Big Sur – Weekend Warrior Edition

2 to 4 days - it's up to you!
Spring 2024 (and fall 2024!)
    Spend 2 to 4 days with spectacular 360 degree views. Explore the flowers, fungi, flying creatures (condors!), and far off vistas of the iconic Big Sur Wilderness. Don't fret about chores or errands this weekend - unplugging and recharging is what you really need.

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Yosemite Falls Exploration

3 day expedition
May 17-19
    See Yosemite Valley in all of it's spring glory! From spectacular views of Half Dome to Yosemite Falls at it's peak, this three day two night backpacking trip packs a lot in, with some of the most best views in the park. This scenic trip with mostly moderate days traverses the North Rim of Yosemite Valley with the last day ending by descending back down to the valley floor next to the highest waterfall in North America.

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Sierra Dreaming

4 day expedition
July 18-21
    This three-day backpacking expedition is for folks who have experience day hiking and would like to make the transition to backpacking for the first time. This expedition is mostly on trail, but don't let that fool you! If the stars align, perhaps a peak attempt up 12590ft Mt Conness caps off your experience.

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Custom Expedition

  • Can't find your perfect Expedition?
  • Build your own

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The Granite Grind

5-day expedition
July 24-28
    This 4-day backpacking expedition provides a great sampling of everything the Yosemite High Country has to offer. Remote alpine lakes, sustained altitude, on and off-trail travel, and granite for days! This expedition is intended for moderate backpackers or seasoned day hikers looking to hone their skills and really get out "there".

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Canyons & Crests

5 day expedition
    Get your feet wet with some off-trail backpacking. Camp next to alpine lakes, navigate over mountain passes, chase a sunset up a 12,000ft peak, this four-day backpacking expedition has a little bit of everything and is intended for beginner to moderate backpackers.

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Not seeing your expedition?

At Burning Daylight Expeditions, we thoroughly enjoy planning and executing unique experiences for folks. Whether you have your whole trip planned to the very last detail, or have a vague dream of greeting every sunrise for a week - we can create a Custom Expedition for you.