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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop July 4-8

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Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop July 4-8
July 09, 2013 09:27AM
Amazing 5 day loop through the canyon; first night in Pate Valley where the conditions were hot but the river was perfect. Bugs minimal - snakes...none. Bear...one crossing the trail.

Second night at the base of Waterwheel Falls...lots pool dipping on the way to keep the body temp down. Amazing views, incredible experience.
The climb through McGee Lake had a lot skeeter activity!

Third night at Polly "pond"...no energy to make it to the upper lake, enjoyed some down time and views. Climb up to Tuolumne Peak was buggy but the breeze provided some relief as did the amazing views. Take time to enjoy the views on the climb from T Peak to Ten Lakes they were stunning!

Forth night - stayed at the first of the 10 Lakes - seemed to have it all to ourselves - great rocky campsite above the trail in the breeze.

Overall trail conditions were great, not too many groups in the canyon, plenty of water. Put the loop on your list!
Re: Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop July 4-8
July 09, 2013 09:34AM
Thanks for the report! Love that trip! First time through canyon was hot and muggy, and when we hit Tuolumne Peak I was in heaven. Been a favorite ever since.. Would love to see pics if you get a chance! Congrats!
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