Yosemite National Park Backpacking

Explore Young Lakes

Sunrise at Lower Young Lake is spectacular and the sun rises on the Southern rim and slowly moves across Ragged Peak. Reflection Photography is best from the East Shore looking back at Ragged Peak.


The star of the show is Ragged Peak. Based at the Western Edge of Lower Young Lake this spire of a mountain top engages backpackers and climbers your entire visit.


Prep the Squash


Exploring around the region gives hikers chances to explore other lakes, climb mountains or follow streams in the meadow.