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HOW DIFFICULT IS CLOUDS REST

Hiking, backpacking, running, biking, climbing, rafting, and other human-powered activities in Yosemite National Park

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HOW DIFFICULT IS CLOUDS REST

Postby Carter » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:45 pm

Starting to get ready for clouds rest just want to know how difficult of a hike it is.. I've done half dome a few times, yosemite falls, nevada falls from glacier point, and a few smaller ones. now i'm not tring to toot my own horn here but would like to know how this hike stacks up to the others i've done. thanks my first thread :lol:
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Re: HOW DIFFICULT IS CLOUDS REST

Postby dan » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:04 pm

Clouds Rest is 1000' higher and the trail is 2.5 miles longer (1-way) than to Half Dome, if you're doing it from Yosemite Valley. I've never done it--I've always hiked down on backpacks from Clouds Rest to Little Yosemite Valley (LYV). While hike down I always think to myself that I'm glad I'm not going up this way--lots of never-ending switchbacks from LYV. Consider doing it as a overnight backpack.

For dayhikes, I recommend starting at Tenaya Lake off Tioga Road--a day hike is reasonable from there and a lot less elevation gain. The tralihead begins at the west side of Tenaya Lake at a small parking lot. There's no overnight parking now (Autumn) until spring, but day parking is OK.
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Postby Carter » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:15 pm

thanks dan looks like i'm going to have to do some homework on this one
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