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Water Around El Cap?

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Water Around El Cap?

Postby MikeP » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:24 pm

Doing a short trip this weekend. Tioga Road (Lukens Lake south) then west along the north rim, exit at Big Oak Flat TH. Any reports on the water availability once I move away from Yosemite Creek? Any water still flowing around El Cap? Ribbon Creek or Cascade Creek?
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Re: Water Around El Cap?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:18 pm

Ribbon Falls and Cascade Creek were dry as a bone when we drove by them last weekend.
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Re: Water Around El Cap?

Postby MikeP » Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:51 pm

Thanks for the info. I'm planning on taking a lot of extra capacity.
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Re: Water Around El Cap?

Postby balzaccom » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:55 am

Bear in mind that we were seeing these creeks where they crossed the road (Cascade) or came of the rim (Ribbon). It's possible that there is water higher up...
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Re: Water Around El Cap?

Postby MikeP » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:58 pm

Quick update. Ribbon did have some good flow. I was able to see it prior hitting the trail from the Valley floor with binoculars. When we actually crossed it on the trail there was quite a good flow. There was actually some other trickles of water other places too. More water than I expected, so were were fine.
Great little trip but it was hot and buggy. Swam in Yosemite Creek to cool off. Camped at Eagle Peak which was great. Awesome views of the comet even with the naked eye. Thanks for the input.
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Re: Water Around El Cap?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:20 pm

Cool! And thanks for the trip report. Always good to hear when people get out and make it work

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