High Sierra Camps: Hike Hut to Hut in Yosemite

Beautiful backcountry never felt so inviting

Two days into the six-day, nearly 50-mile High Sierra Camps loop, you might feel like you’re free-floating. There’s no going back to the car now. Now, it’s all about roaming the granite bowls of Yosemite National Park’s backcountry, surrounded by only wind and sky and the occasional marmot.

At night, there’s a hearty family-style dinner and a real bed in a tent cabin, complete with flush toilets. You earn the luxuries: Every last rocky mile of trail is above 7,000 feet. But as the sun sets over Half Dome, don’t be surprised if you’ve become a fan of this kind of camping—for life.