If you prefer a hearty hike to a scenic drive, grab your mountain boots and head for Northern California for a new women's vacation experience organized by REI Adventures.
The four-day tour — Yosemite Women's Backpacking, Half Dome — is designed for fit female backpackers looking for a challenging adventure in one of America's most popular national parks.
Participants, traveling 5 to 12 miles per day, will hike from the valley floor of Yosemite National Park to the summit of Half Dome. The trail winds through high-country meadows, by waterfalls and to the edge of alpine lakes.
Female guides lead the way, sharing Yosemite lore, preparing meals and helping guests hone their backcountry skills.
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 3
Price: From $949 per person, double occupancy. Includes guides, meals, tents, campsite and permit fees. Transportation not included.
Info: REI Adventures, (800) 622-2236