7 days Alone in Yosemite Backcountry.

7 days Alone in Yosemite Backcountry.

► Group Hike to PATAGONIA


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In October 2018 I did my first ever backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
I did 2 trips:
1. a 5-day trip starting in Tuolumne Meadows. Total Length: 81.8 km | Max Elevation: 3253 m | Min Elevation: 2160 m | Total Ascent: 3833 m
2. a 4-day trip starting in Yosemite Valley and looping around Tenaya Canyon. Total Length: 71.0 km | Max Elevation: 3026 m | Min Elevation: 1211 m | Total Ascent: 3798 m.

Full travel itinerary on: https://harmenhoek.com/.
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Due to years of drought and massive wildfires, lighting campfires during hiking season in the Sierra Nevada is no longer recommended. If you do make a campfire, be sure to check all current burn bans and follow all fire regulations as per the land management and permitting agency for your trip area. In addition to your backcountry permit, you must obtain a separate California fire permit in the Sierra. Fire sites near brush, trees, pine duff and other flammable materials are no longer safe. Choose bare rock if possible. Other fire safety methods for clearing a site include cleaning the fire site down to bare dirt, but this counterindicates Leave No Trace principles of minimal impact, which campers should follow at all times in the backcountry. Don’t cut wood for fires, choose pre-impacted tent sites, take care not to damage vegetation, pack absolutely all trash, consumables and TP out with you. If you have a legal campfire, make absolutely certain no sparks escape to spread the fire, and put out the fire entirely after you are done with it, using the drown-stir-feel method described in the CA Fire Permit safety test. Don’t be the reason for the next giant burn in the Sierra. Take only photos, leave only footprints.

Music licensed via Musicbed:
Lights & Motion – Wild Heart
Tony Anderson – Aisha
Shawn Williams – Sleeping at Last
Lights & Motion – Young Mountain
Nick Box – No conditions
The Field tapes – Evening Song (with light of Woods)
Lights & Motion – Amber
Zachary David – Somnium: Part II (Alt. Version)
Roary – Overlook
Jude Cosmo – Lunar Echo

Gear on harmenhoek.com/gear.


  1. 5 Yard Stop! on April 1, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Just beautiful. The hiking, the views, the editing, the music, the silence. Nature as it should be. Pure, simplistic and soul-stirring. Well done! Well done!

  2. Kody Delucia on April 1, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful.

  3. Alex on April 1, 2023 at 10:40 am

    what a beautiful place I have gone to yosemite twice but never actually explore it like you hopefully one day I will.

  4. scott perine on April 1, 2023 at 10:42 am

    The most beautiful place on earth ❤️

  5. James Ruscheinski on April 1, 2023 at 10:42 am

    divine will unity

  6. Mich S on April 1, 2023 at 10:44 am

    If that wasn’t a slice of heaven on earth…
    amazing place. you so lucky to have experienced it.

  7. Craig Powell on April 1, 2023 at 10:44 am

    Thank you so much for these beautiful moments.

  8. Bunda Feliz on April 1, 2023 at 10:45 am


  9. Ali Linares on April 1, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Hello Harmen, I congratulate you for your excellent videos on excursions. I like them a lot because you manage to convey the beauty of the (impressive) landscapes, unlike others who record videos where they spend most of their time talking nonsense and making the audience fall asleep bored in front of the screen. Keep it up. Greetings from Caracas. / / Hola Harmen, te felicito por tus excelentes videos sobre excursiones. Me gustan mucho porque logras transmitir la belleza de los paisajes (impresionantes), no como otros que graban videos donde pasan la mayor pare hablando tonterías y hacen que el público se duerma aburrido ante la pantalla. Sigue asi. Saludos desde Caracas.

  10. Jesse W on April 1, 2023 at 10:46 am

    I did part of this hike. It’s exactly like I remember it!

  11. Viktor Varga on April 1, 2023 at 10:49 am

    You deserve more subscribers! I just recently found this channel and the videos are so wholesome. Very relaxing and calm!

  12. Mitch Holden on April 1, 2023 at 10:50 am

    Feels healing

  13. Lumevi 76 on April 1, 2023 at 10:51 am

    waooo…. sorprendente!!

  14. Wayne Moseley on April 1, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Herman fantastic scenery , good work bud 👋👋👍

  15. panfan623 on April 1, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Hi Harmen, I live up here in the Pacific Northwest so I’m familiar with the great forest trails available for hikers. I love your videos. They’re great places for hiking adventures. One thing I’m curious about though (since I am from Washington State)….have you had any strange encounters in your travels? Heard anything unusual out there in the Sierra’s? 👣👣

  16. Susie Arviso on April 1, 2023 at 10:53 am

    Why do these people keep taking chances by hiking alone. Its idiotic. And even after all the hikers that have died, it would make sense to have others with them.

  17. Jim Cooper on April 1, 2023 at 10:55 am

    I think you would triple your views if you talked a little more

  18. Dylan Boyd on April 1, 2023 at 10:57 am

    The production quality here is INCREDIBLE, definitely need more subs this is too good.

  19. Wayne Moseley on April 1, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Have you done Banff yet , would like to know out of interest , Thnx 👍🙏

  20. SWORD OF RHUDAUR on April 1, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Hopefully this guy is aware of David Paulides missing 411 cases in U.S National Parks, especially Yosemite!

  21. Paupau Naiai ( Paula Nye) on April 1, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Always so delightful…. Are those lights crossing in the night airplanes? Thanks for sharing!

  22. Maryj on April 1, 2023 at 11:01 am

    I would love to do this…I need to check into it.

  23. Siegfried Alexander on April 1, 2023 at 11:01 am

    beautiful scenery – and great work doing all this filming on oneself

  24. Valmyfav on April 1, 2023 at 11:04 am

    I stayed home more than a month and I think the boredom is killing me bro 😂 I know some of you are agree on that 😂

  25. montepollo on April 1, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Quanta bellezza…Quante emozioni! GRAZIE! 😍

  26. Wanderlust Adventures PH on April 1, 2023 at 11:08 am

    Wow! this is now one of my fav video here. Fantastically amazing. I hope I could do the same in the future. 🙂

  27. Tyler Orozco on April 1, 2023 at 11:12 am

    i watch this at least once a week. thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making this!

  28. FLO_RA on April 1, 2023 at 11:12 am

    Absolutely amazing 😍😍

  29. Ken Ringer on April 1, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Beautiful video.

  30. Leo Rubio on April 1, 2023 at 11:18 am

    You Live a blessed and peaceful life my friend and we are lucky that we get to experience this vicariously

  31. 느티나무 alive on April 1, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Wow~amazing scenery I’ve seen ever. The algorithm showed me your footage. Shooting, editing, everything is perfect. 👍

  32. BalakA on April 1, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Just curious, did you bring any bear spray or weapon in case of bears or mountain lions?

  33. DeltaX on April 1, 2023 at 11:21 am


  34. Bryan James on April 1, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Wish I could show the backhills of Pennsylvania. Though not as beautiful as Yosemite. Good job, makes you feel like your in.

  35. Vampiria Oddiss on April 1, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Best Minecraft gameplay so far!👌😆🌳🌲🪵🪓

  36. lifeisgood070 on April 1, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Is it ever scary to camp alone in the backwoods like that? I’ve got a lot of parks, but that seems desolate. A lot of people go missing their each year. Probably cartels and stuff.

  37. MAVICSHOW on April 1, 2023 at 11:23 am

    the video is so cool It’s amazing. good to see.

  38. jose perez on April 1, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Hi just finished watching the Yosemite epic adventure you’re camera work and editing is 10-10 to be honest the silence in your video was breathtaking because you let everything unfold as it happened no extra in the moment pure thank you. JoP

  39. Bahls Deepe on April 1, 2023 at 11:26 am

    7 days alone in Yosemite…with a camera crew…and cell phones…all with the purpose to make a video…nothing is organic anymore…and I know im probably sounding bitchy but its true🤷

  40. Derek Jeter on April 1, 2023 at 11:28 am

    You sure do some excellent video work, I really enjoyed it

  41. Nico on April 1, 2023 at 11:28 am

    The nighttime Timelapse shots…just magic! Made my heart warm up

  42. Roaming Bear / Camp and travel the world on April 1, 2023 at 11:28 am

    와…가슴이 벅차오르네요…

  43. Angelica Klein on April 1, 2023 at 11:29 am


  44. Richard Miller on April 1, 2023 at 11:31 am

    I drive across the country from costal Oregon to Georgia earlier to run away from myself and an ex. I tried to stop at as many national parks and talk to as many people as I could. You have inspired to me to not only continue my solo travel adventure, but to hone my creativity and document my journey. You are truly living the dream, my man

  45. a person who practices english on April 1, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Thank you.your video makes me feel relax

  46. Bilal Ahmad on April 1, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Your videos give happiness to my soul. Thank you so much for creating this soulful, incredible content!

  47. Billy Wells on April 1, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Very nice video

  48. Zerolin on April 1, 2023 at 11:34 am

    I thought that fires are only allowed in existing fire rings

  49. Jonah Gregory on April 1, 2023 at 11:34 am

    fantastic, too beautiful not to watch

  50. Sahil on April 1, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Curious if you are allowed to bring your dog with your for this kind of trip?

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