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Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 27, 2010 06:12PM
Hey Everyone,

Sorry if this topic has been beaten to death. Please tell me if this is a feasible plan:
1) Staying in Curry Village overnight,
2) Leave early next day and drive to Tenaya Lake trailhead
3) Hike Clouds Rest in ~7-9h (We're both in good shape and experienced hikers)
4) Be back to trailhead around 3-4 pm

Is that a do-able plan logistically?

Thanks!
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August 27, 2010 06:48PM
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InfinityRunner
Is that a do-able plan logistically?


Definitely.

Plan for approx. 75 min. to drive up to Tenaya.
Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 27, 2010 07:17PM
Excellent. Thanks a lot for your reply. Do the shuttles run early, or should we definitely plan on driving?
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August 27, 2010 07:43PM
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InfinityRunner
Excellent. Thanks a lot for your reply. Do the shuttles run early, or should we definitely plan on driving?


You will have to drive. (Er... you said "drive" in your original post.)

There is no shuttle that runs between the valley and the high country.
There is a backpacker/hiker bus and also a YARTS bus that traverse that route, but they will not be compatible with your timeframe.
See:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bus.htm
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August 27, 2010 08:14PM
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szalkowski
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InfinityRunner
Excellent. Thanks a lot for your reply. Do the shuttles run early, or should we definitely plan on driving?


You will have to drive. (Er... you said "drive" in your original post.)

There is no shuttle that runs between the valley and the high country.
There is a backpacker/hiker bus and also a YARTS bus that traverse that route, but they will not be compatible with your timeframe.
See:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bus.htm

That's the Tour/Hiker's bus run by DNC. I took that in 2007 to start my backpacking trip at Tenaya Lake.

http://www.yosemitepark.com/Activities_GuidedBusTours_TuolumneMeadows.aspx

They claim it will end Sept 19 this year. When I took it, we arrived at Tenaya Lake at around 11 AM.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/27/2010 08:20PM by y_p_w.
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August 27, 2010 11:18PM
Just a note that might be of interest:
Bill-e-g started at Tenaya Lake this morning at 8AM, went up and over Clouds Rest, to both of the Quarter Domes, over to and up and down Half Dome, up and down Liberty Cap, and out to the trailhead parking near Happy Isle by 6:20PM. He did do some goofing off along the way.



Old Dude
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August 28, 2010 08:24AM
It's a great plan.

Most people who go up Clouds end up preferring it to Half Dome.
... I'm in that regard... and so is the bird... :

Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 28, 2010 09:09PM
You will love this hike. We did it a couple of weeks ago driving from Yosemite Lakes in the morning and going back in the afternoon. Don't forget to soak your feet in Tenaya Lake after the hike.
Ewa
Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 29, 2010 07:25PM
Thanks for your reply SkBunny. If you don't mind answering a few questions:

1) What time did you get to the trailhead at Tenaya Lakes?
2) Which trailhead was it
3) Did you start and finish at the same trailhead.

Thanks a lot!
Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 30, 2010 01:25PM
If they soaked their feet in the lake, it was Sunrise trailhead, which is the usual starting point for a Clouds dayhike. It is 14-15 miles if done out and back. Great hike, too. I very much prefer it to the overtrampled and overused Happy Isles approach (which is 22 miles round trip to Clouds Rest).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2010 01:29PM by AlmostThere.
Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 31, 2010 02:41AM
Sunrise trailhead is where we started and finished. We started around 7:30. We were not fast by any means and spent quite some time at the top. Came back to where we started from around 2:30.
Re: Advice on Clouds Rest Hike - thanks in advance!
August 31, 2010 07:47AM
Everyone:

I would like to thank you for your time and advice.

IR
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