Lupine Ladies

up to 6 guests 

5 day expedition 

June 27th - July 2nd 

$950 per person

This five-day women’s backpacking expedition is for female-identifying folks who have experience day hiking and would like to make the transition to backpacking for the first time. This expedition provides a great sampling of everything the Yosemite High Country has to offer. Remote alpine lakes, views of Tuolumne Meadows, peak ascents, and opportunities to really burn some daylight in ways that speak to you. Want to know more about the old tale of the Lupine Lady? Listen to Heather’s story on the trail and decide for yourself if she speaks truth or fiction!


June 27th - July 2nd 

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1-Meet at near Lee Vining, CA. Campsite TBD. Go over our itinerary, packing, and group gear, and have our first meal together. Perhaps do some stretching - wink wink.
  • Day 2: Pack up and drive to Tuolumne Meadows. Leave the cars behind and hike up to Young Lakes. Take in the sunset of Mt. Conness
  • Day 3: Travel off trail over to a glorious alpine lake, and enjoy the beach.
  • Day 4: Rise and shine! A morning ascent of a nearby peak, admire the half of some dome in the skyline, and then descend for some swimming.
  • Day 5: Wake up and hike to Upper Young Lake. If time allows, we will scramble up Ragged Peak.
  • Day 6: Feeling refreshed and perhaps utterly exhausted and definitely jazzed, pack up and hit the trail back to Tuolumne Meadows. Back at the trailhead between 12-2pm. Congratulate yourself for making the most of those daylight hours!
  • Does the itinerary seem vague? That's the point! We want you to be surprised, and to not google every location before you go. Part of disconnecting from technology on this trip begins before you even leave!


  • Expedition begins out of Tuolumne Meadows. Closest airports are Reno, NV and Fresno, CA. Public transportation to Tuolumne Meadows is available through Yosemite Area Regional Transit (Y.A.R.T.S.). If transportation to Tuolumne has too many speed bumps, please contact us for other transportation ideas.
  • All food and beverages are included in the cost, starting with dinner on the first day of the course, through lunch on the final day.
  • Group gear (stoves, cookware, first aid kit, group tarp, etc) is included. Check out our personal packing list on our planning page. There may be options to rent gear from us.
  • With the unpredictable and lengthening wildfire season, we recommend purchasing trip insurance. Possible evacuations are not covered in the cost.
  • 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.