Christopher Grant

  • Scramble Yosemite's Cathedral Peak

    Start at Toulumne Meadows (8000 ft), and take the John Muir Trail, on the south side of Tioga Road. After about 1 mile, an unmarked trail will appear on your left – it is a less-traveled path, primarily taken by climbers. This trail will lead you ...

  • Backpack Evolution Valley

    You can get to the Evolution Basin a variety of ways, but the easiest is through the Florence Lake Trailhead. Here, you can choose to either take the Florence Lake Ferry across the lake, or save $25 and hike the extra 4 miles around the lake. Pers...

    15.5 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Backpack Glacier Point in the Winter

    Backpacking in the winter can be difficult. It's miserable if you don't have the right gear, and trekking in the snow is like hiking in sand that sinks up past your ankles. But you gotta do it, because you just can't wait until summer to get those...

    10 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Backpack Big Pine Lakes

    While driving up the Glacier Lodge Rd, take a right turn at the fork with a sign for overnight hikers that leads to a separate parking lot. The trail starts at the lot (8000 ft) and continues for about a mile until it splits into the south and nor...

    12 miles 3000 ft gain