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September Backpacking Trip Suggestions

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September Backpacking Trip Suggestions
April 27, 2011 09:36AM
I'm looking to tie together a short backpacking trip (3 days/2 nights) and a summit of Half Dome. I'm looking to spend the 2nd night in Little Yosemite Valley, but need suggestions for the first night. I'm open to leaving from Happy Isles or Glacier or... Trip will be in mid-September.
Re: September Backpacking Trip Suggestions
April 27, 2011 10:24AM
Since you can't camp between Happy Isles and LYV, you're going to go from Glacier Point or Mono Meadow trailhead and spend the first night in Ilillouette drainage, 4 miles up the trail from Glacier Point. There are no other camping options starting from the valley. Unless you want to do the entire Pohono trail first.

Starting from Tioga Rd trailhead(s) would give you options for dispersed camping or a High Sierra Camp backpacker campground for the first night.
Re: September Backpacking Trip Suggestions
April 27, 2011 10:38AM
I'm open to going further the first night and then coming back to LYV the second. Just need some ideas on the best options.
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April 27, 2011 06:36PM
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Sandpiper11
I'm open to going further the first night and then coming back to LYV the second. Just need some ideas on the best options.

If you come in from Tenaya Lake trailhead you can knockoff Clouds Rest and camp near the Half Dome junction, do Half Dome on day two as a day hike from your campsite, hike back towards Tenaya, and then camp somewhere near a Sunrise Lake for the second night.



Old Dude
Re: September Backpacking Trip Suggestions
April 30, 2011 08:52AM
That is what my buddies and I did a few years ago. It worked out great.
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