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Women's journey heads to top of Yosemite's Half Dome, and you're invited

Women's journey heads to top of Yosemite's Half Dome, and you're invited
Backpacking trip designed for women will hike to the summit of Yosemite's Half Dome. (REI Adventures)

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.

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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

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