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    3 days, 19 hours ago
    We hiked the figure 8 trails around Saddle Bag Lake and 20 Lakes, continuing out & back to Conness Lake. This hike takes place in the Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness, just out of the Yosemite National Park. In fact, the Conness Peak lies on the dividing line between these two areas. The figure 8 loop around Saddle Bag Lake and 20 Lakes brings one to owe of the natural beauty all around the area. This moderate hike, to which we added an out & back segment to Conness Lakes where we were able to observe rock climbers at the Conness Peak. Pretty amazing area.
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    3 days, 19 hours ago
    To see fantastic waterfalls of the Toulomne Creek one has to hike to Glen Aulin. A lot of trails work is currently being done, making this very popular, intermediate, hike easier to navigate by the many people who hike this trail. Technically this trail is in the Yosemite Wilderness and the trailhead begins before one enters the Park's Tioga Pass Rd. While this trail does not provide much elevation gain, it provides amazing views that should not be missed.
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    3 days, 19 hours ago
    A fantastic, difficult, hike in Yosemite National Park, beginning in the Sunrise Parking Trailhead at Tenaya Lake and culminating in Clouds Rest peak with amazing view of Half Dome, the Yosemite Valley, and the wilderness all around us. Very popular trail and destination. This was an out & back hike totaling 12.8 miles and 2,645 Ft of total ascent. The second mile was a steep climb of over 1,000 Ft in a one-mile climb. Many parts of the trail have built-in stone stairs. The last part of the climb is on a somewhat narrow rocky area, but it is wide enough to where 1 or 2 people can walk this section side by side with no fear.
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    3 days, 23 hours ago
    A very short moderate hike to Lembert Dome ending in walking up the rocky dome on a steep incline. The views from the top are amazing - you can see the Toulomne Meadows as well as other areas in Yosemite National Park and Inyo National Forest near and far. The climb is a bit steep but very doable. And why not climb (much easier climb) to the nearby Dog Dome while you are already there? We did that and enjoyed the solitude provided as almost everyone hikes to the Lembert Dome, ignoring the Dog Dome!
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    1 month, 2 weeks ago
    (based on my SUMMERTIME hike in 2019) Great hike if you stay overnight at the Little Yosemite camp. You MUST be conditioned for a very steep and rocky trail going UP, and UP, and UP. Passing the Mist trail part probably is not as difficult as getting up to the Saddle at the Half Dome, which is the smaller mountain before the cables begin. The steps there are very steep and nearly vertical, some are over 13 inch high. Take the hiking poles! Behind the camp, there is one majestic beach. Get a nice, refreshing dip in before you head back to the valley. Bears are more frequent around the camp area. There are bathrooms there. No water. Make sure to bring the water filter with you. I tested the quantity of 7 liters with me, and I did RUN OUT on the way back. This includes one meal cooking water usage. Mini filter is a MUST. Cables part is NOT difficult at all. There is no rush, and you can easily let the faster person pass you as you are taking a break. Mostly, you help and pull yourself up with your hands. Some are using the harness, but it is just a waste of time. Cables will take no more than 30 minutes. You can use hiking shoes or regular sneakers! There is no need for super shoes. Tracktion is a plus. I DO NOT RECOMMEND taking the Upper Yosemite Falls trail hike (starts at Camp 4) before going on Half Dome hike. I would consider it the most difficult one. It is super hot, a lot of open sun areas, very steep with rocky with sand switchbacks (zig-zagging). But the view is rewarding up there! Going back is probably more difficult and you may get blisters, blue toenails, twisted ankles, and hurting bones. It could get painful. I am a runner and a cyclist. Take my advice, take the Half Dome hike, first if it is your main hike. Finally, shoes are your most important equipment. Consider half a size larger than your standard size. Go to your local camp store, try them on. Descending usually is difficult and painful. It is all good until the first twisted ankle, first blister, or damaged toes. Then, the fun is gone and you must deal with the pain with your every step.
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    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Classic hike with great views. Crowded depending on time of year you go
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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    A ranger friend sent an email alert that "Carlon Falls is spectacular," and it truly is. This is a fairly easy hike with a couple of short, steep sections that most folks can manage. It's worth it to walk to the upper falls. This is a cataract that tumbles in rapids and drops. After our wet winter of 2018/19, there were wildflower in late June, still. A shady, lovely walk along the Tuolumne River. About 4.72 miles RT from the Carlon Day Use area (with picnic tables & pit toilets).
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    2 months, 4 weeks ago
    this is a great hike!
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    4 months ago
    Lots of up and down on this one – go only about halfway up for the best view of the falls. You don’t really see the falls from the top at all - but the view from the top more than compensate. As usual, a little bit harder to go down than up - you don’t expend the energy, but you do spend a lot of effort looking for the right foot plant. Decomposing granite on top of the regular granite boulders can make spots very slippery.
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    4 months, 4 weeks ago
    This is a relatively easy 5 mile out and back hike. The day started with rain and we even had some hail on the trail but overall the hike was sunny and warm. Lots of flowers from recent rain. The waterfalls were flowing strong and hard. Great and almost flat hike to intersperse with some of the harder Yosemite climbs.
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
    Great half day trip! Unbeatable view from on top of the falls! Start early to avoid the heat and people. Bring a gallon of water and feel your legs the next morning!
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