For the fullest experience, the Yosemite High Route is best completed as an end-to-end thru-hike.
For most backpackers, however, it will be more practical to undertake the route in more bite-sized pieces. These section-hikes are:
- More compatible with family and work commitments;
- Loops, and therefore logistically simpler than point-to-point itineraries; and,
- Less physically difficult, due to relatively short durations and lighter food loads.