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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?

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Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?
May 02, 2012 07:01PM
I will be in the valley May 5 -9 and plan to hike the upper falls trail. Last year at this time I had to turn back before the top due to snow. Any reports on the trail conditions this year?

Thanks,

Tom
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May 02, 2012 08:13PM
Yes, it's open. I have a photo taken two weeks ago of some people at the railing overlooking the upper falls. I remember snow patches on the trail last May just after Oh My Gosh Point. None this year.
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May 03, 2012 09:56PM
I did it exactly one month ago. I know there has been some snow between now and then, but not much.
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May 03, 2012 10:04PM
It's long gone. It will be zero snow all the way now...
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Re: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?
May 05, 2012 12:58PM
Probably need to make it up earlier this year with all the snow already melting away.
Re: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?
May 05, 2012 10:05AM
Please report back on the status this weekend you are there. I am hoping to make it up next weekend if I can get off of work.
Re: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?
May 05, 2012 01:29PM
I went to the top (Eagle Peak actually) a few weeks ago and there was no snow to the top of the falls and just a little patch to Yosemite Pt. I would not worry about it at all.
Re: Upper Yosemite Falls Trail open to the top?
May 05, 2012 05:18PM
Thanks for the update.
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May 05, 2012 07:47PM
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Tom F.
I will be in the valley May 5 -9 and plan to hike the upper falls trail. Last year at this time I had to turn back before the top due to snow. Any reports on the trail conditions this year?

Thanks,

Tom

What's wrong with snow?

I hiked it in a February. There was snow near the top, but plenty of tracks to follow. I went postholing through some snow, but it was very manageable. I would have rather have worn gaiters, but it wasn't bad at all.
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