> I would like to reach the Canyon Trail right where the "M" of Muir Gorge is written. On the Ten Lakes, CA USGS Quad, the trail is shown just on the north side of the gorge. I am trying to judge the steepness of the banks of the Register Creek, hoping I can walk along them until I reach the trail.
In looking at a map, I'm trying to follow along. So you are talking about hiking the SHR from Tuolumne to Matterhorn Peak, hopping over the ridgeline just south of the peak into Matterhorn Canyon, heading down canyon past the PCT section, and down (STEEP PART 1?) across Regulation/Return Creek and along Register Creek to drop into Muir Gorge (STEEP PART 2) at the M?
Is this what you are thinking about?