Sierra Mountain Women's Backpacking Trip - AdventureTripr

Sierra Mountain Women's Backpacking Trip

Max 5 people Moderate difficulty Intermediate experience

Upcoming dates:

July 29

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So you want to go backpacking? Join Women Who Hike for this 2 night 3 day backpacking trip in the Sierra! Together we’ll discover the beauty and ruggedness of the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range— its towering granite peaks, flowing streams, and deep blue lakes.  

This guided trip will take us to some of the most beautiful destinations in the area. We’ll be passing through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, hiking alongside Shadow Creek, and taking in views of Mount Ritter and Banner Peak. We’ll get introduced to Thousand Island Lake along the way and set up camp for our last night at Badger Lakes.  

This is an introductory backpacking trip for women who are seeking adventure and looking to get a bit out of their comfort zones. We will hike into the alpine, carrying what we need, and seeing beautiful mountains, forests, and alpine lakes. This route provides a little something for everybody. If you want to get out and get after it, you can do the full loop. Or if you would rather rest, relax, and take in the views, then the shorter loop can be accommodated by camping on the rock slabs at Garnet Lake, then dropping back to the river trail at Agnew Meadows.  

Much of our route will be along the Nüümü Poyo, also known as the John Muir Trail. Nüümü Poyo is the original name for these trails which were used as trade routes, built and maintained by the Paiute and Shoshone tribes. In Paiute, the name Nüümü Poyo means the People’s Trail. A portion of sales collected from this trip will be donated to the Owens Valley Paiute-Shoshone Cultural Center. We encourage those that are making the trip to visit the center.  

Please note that we need at least 4 people to run this group trip. In the event we do not receive minimum bookings, your entire booking amount will be refunded.  

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Day 1: Meet and pack up

We will meet in Mammoth, do a gear check, and then take the Red’s Meadow shuttle to Agnew Meadows. From here we take the River Trail along the San Joaquin River, past Sierra Junipers with their papery bark and spreading branches. A short steep climb takes us to the glacial bowl holding beautiful Shadow Lake. Here we find a great swimming rock for the brave. We follow Shadow Creek and climb to our camp near the junction with the JMT (John Muir Trail).  


Trailhead to Shadow Creek: 4.9 miles, 1250 feet of gain, 550 feet of down  

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On day 1, for 3 days

Tent and equipment.  



All meals
Admission fees
Guide fees


Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
International flights
Domestic flights
Local guide
Some meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

* You will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee. For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions


3 days, 2 nights

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$775   ($258/person/day)

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