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1. Posted by trailpirat (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

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Hey!

I'm looking to hike tp North Dome in early august, but would prefer to backpack it and camp in the backcountry, opposed to the way crowded car-campsites and the day hike.

Any suggestions? I know you can hike from as far back as Yosemite Falls trail, but I couldnt' gather where the backcountry campsites are, or whether you can just camp anywhere off trail...

thanks!
jessica

2. Posted by jeantyc (Budding Member 70 posts) 8y

Places to pitch all over the place and camp; you should be able to do day hikes to the top of El Capitan, Eagle Peak, North Dome, and Indian Rock.

Below are two links with additional information

http://www.yosemitefun.com/backpacking.htm

http://www.yosemite.national-park.com/hike.htm

3. Posted by triptime (Respected Member 32 posts) 8y

I had a blast back country camping in the Tuolumne Meadows... even had a bear encounter (actually a mom and three cubs). Lots of water... river & lakes. Beautiful!

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 8y

To get to North Dome, there are two trails--the longer Tamarack Flats trail (which seems to be the one you want--17 miles or 27.3 kilometers one-way to North Dome), or the shorter Porcupine Creek trail (5.2 miles or 8.3 kilometers one-way to North Dome).

Here's some details on the trails in Yosemite:

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/trails.htm

Enjoy