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Lyell Fork of the Merced and views of Mt. Ansel Adams, June 16-18, 2013 on 06/20/2013 22:45:25 MDT Print View

Always good to have a plan B.
Day 1 started great, parked in Yosemite Valley, took the morning bus to Tuolumne, got a walk-up permit for Rafferty Creek, and off I go. Pass through Vogelsang HSC, and over Vogelsang Pass to a great site at the bottom of the switchbacks

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Erratic boulder and Emeric lake with Half dome and Clouds Rest.
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Plan A was a thru to Glacier Point via Red Peak Pass. Once I viewed the snow at the pass on day 2...Plan B.red


Day 2 i decided to visit the headwaters of Hutching Creek, and find a campsite above the mosquitos at 10,700 or so. Also to view Mt AA for the first time. The bugs were bad, so after some exploring, I hiked back to the trail and spent the night by the Lyell Fork.

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fmt22Headwaters, Hutching Creek.

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Day 3 Decided to hike back to Vogelsang HSC via Fletcher Creek. Got there early, and the bugs were so bad, I chose to finish the day at Tuolumne Meadows backpackers camp for the night.

Mileage-40 +/-
Time- 52 hours +/-
Elevation- lots ?

Edited by khumbukat on 06/22/2013 16:55:06 MDT.