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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Video Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass June 7,8,9 on 06/21/2013 17:19:17 MDT Print View

Hey there, I made a video for a weekend trip my brother and I did a few weeks back in Yosemite.
Lyell Canyon Video

Thanks to the people on the forum who recommended this trip. It was awesome!
Day 1: Tuolumne Meadows to camp in Lyell Canyon.
Day 2: Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass, then back to camp at a bench below the pass.
Day 3: Back to trail head via Lyell Canyon.


Weather was high 80's, with the exception of a few scary looking thunderstorms that lasted about 5 minutes, dropped tiny amounts of rain/hail, and then cleared up.
Mosquitoes were about 7 out of 10 as far as intensity.
Crowds were very minimal. Mostly just a few day hikers near the trailhead, and climbers who were there to do Lyell Peak, Maclure, etc.
Snow on the pass was patchy and soft. No crampons/ice axe needed. We were warned of heavy flooding in the canyon...but only found a few wet spots that were easy to walk around.
Definitely recommend this for anyone who only has a weekend to spare.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
Video Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass June 7,8,9 on 06/21/2013 23:54:01 MDT Print View

Cool video. Brothers are funny together in a way normal people aren't. Good hiking too.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Video Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass June 7,8,9 on 06/22/2013 07:19:51 MDT Print View

Water Moccasins..

New camp shoe.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Video Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass June 7,8,9 on 06/22/2013 12:20:02 MDT Print View

Chris, I saw your video on FB....loved it. Seemed like you and your brother had a great time. Doesn't the hike get even prettier the higher up you go? You have to go past Donahue Pass and into 1000 Island Lake...it is amazing back there