Since the Yosemite High Sierra Camps are closed this year I found a way you can enjoy the beauty of the Yosemite backcountry even if you’ve never backpacked before, REI Adventures.
REI: Have you always wanted to feel comfortable traveling and camping in the backcountry? This is the course for you! Learn the basics of backpacking in this introductory course. While enjoying the beauty of the Yosemite backcountry, learn route finding using map and compass, establishing a camp while employing minimal impact practices, the basics of packing light, outdoor cookery and menu planning, natural history and personal safety. In addition to acquiring basic backcountry skills, you’ll enjoy a weekend in the sublime beauty of Yosemite!