Re: Routing My Yosemite Trip
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:59 pm
- This is definitely what I was expecting. So we'll likely decide to either remain on the saddle a 2nd night depending on the timing of a 1/2 Dome summit. Or if all goes well and we feel up to it. We can take water from the JMT / CR junction up to dry camp on the N-E shoulder. If taking water, I'm sure there are enough spots to pull up there for the night with a view over Tenaya Canyon and Olmstead Point? I doubt we'd feel up to hiking the full leg all the way to Sunrise Lakes. That'd be 2 pretty big days in a row.
- is this the little creek that drops down to the Merced a little to the N-E of Bunnell Point? The one just after the little pond (that may or may not be useful) at about 1,600'?
- I was expecting to have to tank up leaving the Merced River / Echo Creek falls area before climbing up to the high-trail connector. But it'd of course be nice if either of those sources are reliable soon. We wouldn't have to carry water up quite as much.
- Thanks for this as well. It kind of confirmed what I was thinking. If we decide to exit out the center valley. We may drop down the canyon / river trail this way. But if we're heading to Half Dome. Then I'm guessing we'll take the more direct route. I don't know if future me would like a long steep climb at the end of a long day. :-Dmaiathebee wrote: ↑Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:01 pmI like both the higher trail and the Merced canyon trail through LYV. Canyon route is more interesting at peak snowmelt when Merced is raging. Higher route has views down the canyon that are nice, too. Even though the higher route has a burn section, so does the canyon route. Plus that section of burn in the canyon seems to go on forever and is hot as hell in the afternoon, especially in August. Also JMT from LYV up Sunrise is steep and you probably wont want that at the end of this long day. I suggest getting a very early start on that day. Hiking west is better views and photos in the morning anyway.