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Re: Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop

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Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop
August 15, 2015 04:38PM
Off to backpack in the Hoover and Northern Yosemite area next week: out of Twin Lakes, looping through Matterhorn canyon, Benson lake, back through Kerrick canyon.

- Anyone know what is the water availability from the creeks in the area in this drought year?
- Advice on doing the loop Clockwise or Counterclockwise?
- Taking 7 days to do the loop, would love a basecamp day with good day exploration. Recommendations?

Thanks!
elicali
avatar Re: Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop
August 15, 2015 05:44PM
Well, this was pretty much that loop about 6 weeks ago. Plenty of water then, I think that you will be OK water wise.

Trip report here.

You are smart to do it in a "week or so"...we did it much too fast.

Here is another TR that might give you some ideas
Re: Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop
August 19, 2015 07:57PM
Gorgeous pics in your TR, but ambitious hiking mileage! Taking my time over a week is more my speed.
Re: Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop
August 15, 2015 08:09PM
We did it counter clockwise a few years ago....and that way you get to hike UP fabulous Matterhorn Canyon towards the Sawtooth range,. I'd miss that hiking the other direction.



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Re: Advice Hoover/Northern Yosemite Loop
August 19, 2015 07:55PM
Counter clockwise is the direction I have mainly read trip reports doing... looks like easier with heavy packs too by doing burro pass towards the end of the trip.

Thanks for the advice!
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