further right) are clearly visible. Lyle Lakes & Mount Brennan. Look in Tom Stienstra's Califorinia Flyfishing book - he has a good writeup on Yosemite and that's where the above information comes from. which is much easier to cross but longer. Read more. I'm not a flyfisherman, but I did see someone who looked like he knew what he was doing up there, but I didn't see him catch anything. You can also see all the way over to the Buena Vista Crest and Horse Ridge above the Ostrander Ski Hut. lakes. The total distance is approximately 23kms each way, but of course it depends There is a ridge over your head. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Submitted by Tom on Mon, 08/02/2010 - 10:47. Thanks! A friend and I just completed the long and beautiful day hike (29.5 miles) of Mount Lyell on October 15th. Bummer Tyler], Submitted by brian martinez (not verified) on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 15:49, I have plans to go to the summit august 2nd, whats the weather going tobe like at that of year,and I plan to camp at the last medow,any suggestions, thanks. You start out along the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River, crossing that in about a half mile. Near Donohue Pass, climbers leave the John Muir Trail and ascend the mountain’s northern drainage. Here the John Muir trail crosses the You will leave the river and then rejoin it again. Climb it if you are capable. Mount Lyell ist ein 26.4 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Lee Vining, Kalifornien. the glacier itself. So why was I reading a flyfishing book if I don't fish? Whereas Arun's party had gone off to the right, we remained determined to stick to the trail. Head for the rocky hill below McClure and climb it (easy class-2 climbing) into You'll likely be on snow a bit before Donahue Pass. the canyon, where Donahue Pass (center), My Lyell (right) and Mt McClure (even August 2nd sounds about right. Or if you aren't super comfy on snow. She hiked with our group to the top. old my dad and I climbed to the top of Mt. A little further on you are out of the no camping zone and there are lots of established campsites in the small groves just up and right from the trail. rocks that connect McClure to Lyell. If you came up the snow slope and are travelling light (i.e. In any case, it will have excellent views of its neighbors, Maclure (12,880), Mount Florence (12,561), Rodgers Peak (12,978) and further peaks like Banner (12,945) and Ritter (13,140). Mount Lyell was the highest point in Yosemite and sounded like a fun objective. Thanks for the report. It is easily recognizable from the summit of most peaks in Yosemite, thanks to the prominent Lyell Glacier on its northern flank, the largest in the park. The other side, where we came down, had a lot less steep snow and we didn't worry about it at all. All of these are roughly the same distance, but it's probably easiest to just park at the Wilderness Office, get your permit and start walking. Mt Lyell (3,997m) is the highest peak in Yosemite National Park. of that spike, you should start seeing the summit plateau. The Lyell Canyon is not terribly exciting. without ice axe and crampons), you will likely find it more comfortable and quicker scrambling down the rocks heading towards Rodgers (SE ridge). You don't need a lot of stuff to get started, but like much of Yosemite, things can vary a lot depending on the season. For us, the ridge at the col worked. Submitted by HeeHooHikes (not verified) on Thu, 07/01/2010 - 08:28. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete. Polly Dome Lakes. Located near the southeast boundary, it is a very popular destination despite its long distance (13.5 mi) from the nearest trailhead. Elevation at trailhead: 8,600 feet (2,620 meters) Elevation Gain: Less than 100 feet (30 meters) for the first 8 miles (13 km); 2,500 feet (760 meters) if you actually go all the way to Donohue Pass. Of course, if the snwo slope is not suncupped and you have an axe and are ready to glissade, nothing's faster that going down a nice snow slope. So if you wanted a nice loop, you could head to Vogelsang that way and then end up back at the previous junction on your return trip. In Yosemite, the trail's highest point is 11,056 feet at Donohue Pass at the park's southern border, and the lowest spot is 7,560 feet near Benson Lake. Taking the John Muir Trail from Tuolumne Meadows starts out easy and becomes of moderate difficulty as you come to Donahue Pass. straight northwest up the canyon. My dad eventually woke me up and we hiked backed down. Where the trail takes a horseshoe bend at the crest and head down to cross the stream and then up and over Donahue Pass, summit-bound hikers leave the trail and start up the shallow canyon straight towards Mount Lyell. As for an ice-axe, the side by McClure is pretty steep (look at the photo gallery). Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Lyell (Tasmania) that may be useful to other climbers. A rancher met us and some other "hikers" at the parking lot while the sun was coming up. creek, you continue in the same meadow for about an hour. Before you reach the Lodge, you’ll find a parking lot on the left side of the road. That's why I say I've only been up Lyell once and sneakers were fine except for wet feet (there were about 2 miles of hiking on snow when we did it). Then finally Mount Lyell is the highest point in Yosemite National Park, at 13,114 feet. Mount Lyell (Tasmania) Climbing Notes. Typically, however, by the time the highway and the trail are snow-free, everything will be suncupped and not a very fun glissade. straight towards the glacier). The landscape is finally alpine. End of switchbacks, creek crossing (17km, 4h), Sharp left turn, off the trail (18km, 4.5h), Crossing of northwest creek (19km, 5h15'), Top of rocky hill before and beginning of glacier (19.5km, 5h45'). The first major junction (10kms in) is at Potter Point (the white mountain to I'd be very interested in the results--Thanks! In mid-July we saw thousands of American Lady butterflies pollinating the Sky Pilots and being in turn eaten by a bird that we didn't get a great look at. Click here for larger-size photo. From the head of the canyon, you enter steeper, more forested terrain with white heather giving way to mountain heather and, eventually, lodgepole pine giving way to whitebark pine. The westermost ridge is less scary than it looks. Good question. At the first small outcrop, one day I saw a man fly fishing off the outcrop, hikers having lunch, a man with a hammock strung between two trees, and some folks dipping their feet in the creek. Er führt entlang eines Sees und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. The trail follows a worn path, heading directly south from the entrance station. Allowed HTML tags:
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