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avatar May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 03:05PM
I hope you don't need to take a shower:


A weeeeee bit o snow still:


And had Hoffman nearly to myself:

(the two big rock thingies were fun to climb on) (one had an bonus Silver Bench Maker)

From up there could see The Bald Fire, that Lower Cathedral is still a frozen ova... and that there is a bit o snow still...

Have fun (we do)



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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 03:22PM
Here's one from Hoffman Peakie:




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Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 03:22PM
Whoa! Are the trails difficult to follow through all the snow? I am going to GCT from may lake trailhead mid July and I would prefer not to get lost in the snow.

Thanks for the pictures!
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 05:50PM
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MOOOOSE
Whoa! Are the trails difficult to follow through all the snow? I am going to GCT from may lake trailhead mid July and I would prefer not to get lost in the snow.

Thanks for the pictures!

If the trails are under snow, have a map and gps.

By mid july there will be lot less snow, but still patches, and lots of water standing around.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 06:18PM
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AlmostThere
lots of water standing around

What's it standing around for?



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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 06:25PM
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chick-on
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AlmostThere
lots of water standing around

What's it standing around for?


It has no idea that the trolley doesn't stop there anymore.
(Ratmobilely Yours)
The Marmots



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2011 06:59PM by szalkowski.
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 27, 2011 04:34AM
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chick-on
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AlmostThere
lots of water standing around

What's it standing around for?

Waiting for pink chickens in canoes, of course.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 08:07PM
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AlmostThere
If the trails are under snow, have a map and gps.

No compass?
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 27, 2011 04:35AM
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AlmostThere
If the trails are under snow, have a map and gps.

No compass?

Everyone knows you need a compass, right? It's on every ten essentials list. People carry them without a clue of how to use them.

Why I'm frustrated with the ten essentials list... doesn't remind people they need to know how to use stuff. tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 03:23PM
Here's two of the Bald Fire:
(they are suppressing it with helitopers and buckets o water)







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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 03:44PM
Great shots, thanks!
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 06:07PM
Thanks for posting. Do you have any more pics ? Only 7 on Picasa....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2011 06:07PM by The Other Tom.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 07:32PM
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The Other Tom
Thanks for posting. Do you have any more pics ? Only 7 on Picasa....
I put a few more and annotated them...

Pretty much I bopped around Tuolumne Meadows area... up Pothole..
then went up to May Lake and Hoffman and spent the night...

Long story short... next day went up Davey Llama Dome... <to be shown in another post>



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Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 27, 2011 03:49AM
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chick-on
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The Other Tom
Thanks for posting. Do you have any more pics ? Only 7 on Picasa....
I put a few more and annotated them...

Pretty much I bopped around Tuolumne Meadows area... up Pothole..
then went up to May Lake and Hoffman and spent the night...

Long story short... next day went up Davey Llama Dome... <to be shown in another post>
Thanks. I'll check them after work. Can't see Picasa at work smiling smiley
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June 27, 2011 03:47PM
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 27, 2011 06:55PM
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chick-on
Direct link is:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/Hoffman

Very nice, thanks. The small ridge east (?) of the HSC is one of my favorite viewing spots in Yosemite.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 27, 2011 08:25PM
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The Other Tom

Very nice, thanks. The small ridge east (?) of the HSC is one of my favorite viewing spots in Yosemite.

Yes, that is a great little ridge... great view... from Half Dome to Conness/North Mountain, Tenaya Lake,
lots of the domes of Tuolumne... ahh...
(that is where I camped)

Here's another:




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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
January 11, 2012 06:36PM
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chick-on
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The Other Tom

Very nice, thanks. The small ridge east (?) of the HSC is one of my favorite viewing spots in Yosemite.

Yes, that is a great little ridge... great view... from Half Dome to Conness/North Mountain, Tenaya Lake,
lots of the domes of Tuolumne... ahh...
(that is where I camped)

Here's another:

Nice pic, but where's Half Dome?
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
January 11, 2012 06:42PM
It's on the right....



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(sew ez.. when I already gotz one in da set)



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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 08:03PM
I wondered where that fire was. I was up on the ridge above Kibbie Lake/Creek this weekend and we definitely saw the smoke. We noticed it around early afternoon on Saturday and today as well.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
June 26, 2011 09:25PM
Anyone that drove on Evergreen Rd. (I didn't) should have been able to see it from Ackerson Meadow area.

More info here:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/current_fire.htm

I took photos of the Fire Info boards... but this shows it better:
http://www.nps.gov/fire/news/photos/20110627_CA-YNP-1641_Bald_WEB.jpg




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Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
October 28, 2011 12:51PM
Too bad it didn't burn to the trail. That section of trail is so overgrown it could have used a 'cleaning'. Only section of trail in the park that I couldn't follow and needed to use my map/compass/gps to make sure I was going the right way.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
October 28, 2011 01:13PM
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Too bad it didn't burn to the trail. That section of trail is so overgrown it could have used a 'cleaning'. Only section of trail in the park that I couldn't follow and needed to use my map/compass/gps to make sure I was going the right way.

Been on the old Tioga Pass Road trail lately?

Actually, it's probably a good thing the fire didn't burn to the trail. It's probably a result of a fire that swept through the area of the old Tioga Pass Road between the Yosemite Creek Campground and the Porcupine Creek Campground that did that old road in as a useable trail by letting the fire and the increased of sunlight to germinate many pine and fir seeds that were laying on the old roadbed. Those seeds sprouted and now many young pine and fir trees inhabited the area that once was the old roadbed.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
October 30, 2011 07:55PM
Really? I get what you are saying... Around the pond there's a lot of deadfall...
but I didn't find the trail difficult to follow anywhere else really.
Last time was there was in 2008. I know trail work S of the pond was done
relatively recently before 2008.



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Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
November 01, 2011 09:29AM
Oh, it was just the white thorn bushes right at that corner of trail that had completely overgrown the trail. Couldn't even see the cut logs, or really any logs for that matter, that usually help me indicate where the trail was. I knew roughly where I was, just wasn't sure which drainage to go up and didn't really want to backtrack through all the white thorn if I picked the wrong one. I was there July 11, 2008 so sometime around the time you must have been there.

Haven't made it up that section of the Old Tioga Rd, but I would think fire would help clear up the area, provided it is not a 'catastrophic' fire. Clears out the underbrush and smaller trees, the bigger trees survive and have more room to grow. I thought that fires in general are healthy for a forest. But I don't know enough about fire to say authoritatively if it would be good for that area.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
November 01, 2011 09:54AM
I hear you loud and clear. The whole area around Ackerson Mdw/Baseline camp has a whole lotta white thorn.
There used to be trails right to Ackerson... (there's some old signs still there you may have seen) ..
even getting to the top of Bald Mtn. is "fun". Been meaning to go up Bald from Ackerson... yet another one on the
ever growing list. Also in that area are some incredible 'balancing' rock formations.



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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
November 01, 2011 09:57AM
The fire in the old Tioga Pass Road did clear out the underbrush. There's very little of it in the open forest besides the old road. Unfortunately, from what I can see the fire also helped germinate hundreds of pine and fir tree seeds that were laying about on the old road bed and young pines and firs sprouted from these seeds within the cracks of the old roadbed. So along many portions of the old road, the road itself has become a small stand of dense young firs or pines while the forest next to the road is open and easy to traverse (except for the deadfall scattered all about).

In fact, when I was hiking along the old road, when I wasn't sure where the old road had turned, I just looked for the small stands of fir or pine trees, and sure enough, that's where the road continued!
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
January 12, 2012 07:39AM
Thanks for rescesitating this thread. It brought back memories of wandering up the little canyone above Kibbie. Damn I really love that country.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
January 12, 2012 07:54AM
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Thanks for rescesitating this thread. It brought back memories of wandering up the little canyone above Kibbie. Damn I really love that country.
I gotz to presume that you missed this then:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,49907,49932#msg-49932

Was surprised you didn't pipe in on that one...
Thought of you as we were xing up to the pond to get our skate-on
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avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
January 12, 2012 08:11AM
Great pics! Thank you for sharing. I remember thinking how cool it was seeing ice floating on Kibbie back in June. That was great to see. Looks like a blast. I missed a bit being sick over Christmas.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
May 09, 2012 02:53PM
i am going on a hike the week from 6/9 to 6/15 on high sierra trail. should we expect this much snow ? ?
Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
May 09, 2012 03:53PM
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i am going on a hike the week from 6/9 to 6/15 on high sierra trail. should we expect this much snow ? ?

The High Sierra Loop (in Yosemite), or the High Sierra Trail (in Sequoia)?

The former probably will probably have some lingering snow near May Lake, Sunrise Lakes, and Vogelsang/Tuolumne Pass. The latter, since the south got much less snow, will probably be snow-free except for patches right around Kaweah Gap and Mt. Whitney. Of course, it all depends on how much the snow melts and if we get any late storms... but generally this year is much drier than last year, especially down south.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
May 09, 2012 04:53PM
High sierra loop in Yose.
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
May 09, 2012 04:06PM
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yourwheeldude
i am going on a hike the week from 6/9 to 6/15 on high sierra trail. should we expect this much snow ? ?

Do you mean the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia?
avatar Re: May Lake High Sierra Camp
May 10, 2012 12:13PM
Nice pics and congrats on adding another bechmarker to the list!
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