High Sierra Camp
Just when your feet are about to quit on you, you will arrive at the High Sierra Camp, just shy of Merced Lake. Unless you have reserved a tent cabin, continue through the camp, past the fire pit to the backpackers are where you can drop your pack, set up your tent, and start cooking dinner.
If you are taking the trek more luxuriously, head over back past the fire pit to the mess tent, where you can order dinner from the “restaurant” inside the food tent.
At night, head back to the campfire, as there are often ranger-led programs on various relevant topics such as bats, constellations, geology, or just a ranger’s story of why he loves Yosemite. The campfire programs don’t go too late, so you will still be able to rest up for the next day.