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avatar Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 06:50AM

Mono Pass TH - Kuna Lake - Kuna Crest - All Lakes around Kuna Creek Basin -
Donahue Peak - Pass - Maclure Lake - Amelia Earhart - Potter Pt. - Ireland Creek to Lyell



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Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 07:45AM
Ah. That trip sounds familiar! Maybe next time I'll make it further along the crest!
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 09:54PM
Been up there a few times now.
Last time did more or less the whole thang:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,48323,48323#msg-48323

Still gotta get my booty up Kuna and Koip Peaks tho.



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avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 09:02AM
Nice moonshot!
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 10:31AM
I expected nothing less!
Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 10:39AM
Ah yes...took me a few seconds, but Rolling on floor laugh
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 14, 2014 09:58PM
A few more... (it takes a long time to go thru 1500+ photos)
(yeah, I take way too many)

Ok, maybe not super... since camped too close to Koip Crest...
and next day Supermoon was superbright...

But super moonset both Friday and Saturday...


and



One from Kuna Crest itself:


More later perhaps. View from Donahue Peak was the best in the park.
And the View from Amelia Earhart Peak was the best in the park.
And the view ...

Have fun



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avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 15, 2014 08:06AM
Anyone who has been in Lyell has to like this:


and looking back:




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avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 15, 2014 08:35AM
Awesome view of Lyell!
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July 15, 2014 08:43AM
I love the shot from the Kuna Crest and the one of Lyell Canyon!
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 16, 2014 06:46AM
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JasonS
I love the shot from the Kuna Crest and the one of Lyell Canyon!
Thought of you when hiking out of Lyell and your adventure last year.
smiling smiley



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avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 16, 2014 06:47AM
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July 16, 2014 11:43AM
Great stuff. Is #14 Maclure Lake? Any info on how to get over there? Looks pretty steep on Google Earth.
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July 16, 2014 05:16PM
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yosemitejim
Great stuff. Is #14 Maclure Lake? Any info on how to get over there? Looks pretty steep on Google Earth.

Yes. How do you want to get there? There are numerous options. Been there a couple times now...
once from Bernice and once from Lyell Fork of Tuolumne. Also been to the "lower" Maclure Lakes..
and those are easily obtained from near the bridge crossing. It's probably not as bad as what you think or see.
I can post the routes I've taken if you like.
If coming up Lyell Canyon I'd zip over from near bridge... there's a couple of ways up from there depending on
what else you want to check out.



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avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 16, 2014 05:28PM
Might try from the bridge someday. Is it mostly following Maclure Creek? Route would be awesome if you got it.
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 17, 2014 06:53AM
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yosemitejim
Might try from the bridge someday. Is it mostly following Maclure Creek? Route would be awesome if you got it.

Here's map: Red are my gps trax... Black are routes that I would also recommend.
The red from Bernice... honestly not THAT bad... supposedly class 3 over "Hell Hole" Pass.
Abuse at your own risk



For fun.. here's Lyell and Maclure from last weekend:




The "glaciers" are looking pretty sad.

And a photosynth from Donahue Peak:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=7e2a10ff-e513-43ad-8750-625dbc6a5b21

Enjoys

O... thought of you a few weekends ago on "The Old Tioga" road trek from TM to Tenaya Lake. Headed up towards Drug Dome
and then couldn't help myself and ended up following base of Medlicott ... picking up trail and going to Lower Cath n
then back down. You got up to Z Dome Lakes area... so you not have a problem with any of above.

And if you're wondering... I went up Lyell after spending night 1 at Bernice. Why I go that way? because I wanted to touch Maclure Lake...
and ... touch Reymann Lake on way to Bernice... was on "Lake Quest" ... that was in 2010
Have fun



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/17/2014 06:57AM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 17, 2014 10:21AM
Thanks. Super helpful as always. Seems like most of the time Google Earth is steeper than it looks. Once in a while it is easier than it looks.
avatar Re: Supermoon 2014
July 18, 2014 04:32PM
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chick-on
Here's map: Red are my gps trax...

Jeez...left...right...you must have trouble making up your mind which way to go?
Re: Supermoon 2014
July 17, 2014 03:57PM
This also seems appropriate here:



Always like your GPS tracks where you have been through the same area a zillion times. And of course... great pics.
Re: Supermoon 2014
August 12, 2014 12:49PM
Lyell glacier: yeah, I was kind of shocked at how it looked about three weeks ago. I don't remember ever seeing so little snow/ice up there over about 25 years, but that may be my faulty memory. One hiker said that Lyell had been declassified as a glacier because it was shrinking, not growing. I don't know.
Re: Supermoon 2014
August 12, 2014 05:25PM
Lyell "glacier" has stopped moving. Probably should be called a snowfield now. Good article here. I'm sure there are other articles....
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