10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie... | High Sierra Topix  

10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!

10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Stoner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:43 am

First time on HST. Fantastic resource for a newbie backpacker!

We've got our permit to enter at the 10-lakes trailhead (by Yo-Creek) 2nd week of July. Been all over Yosemite, but never done THIS hike. Dayhiking for years and (finally) have broken into backpacking. This is our test-hike to prep for 8-days on the JMT in September.

We have four days to play with. Could I please get some advice on which route to take, where to camp, and what kind of weather we ought to expect? Thanks a lot!



User avatar
Stoner
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am
Experience: N/A

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:47 am

Hi Stoner!

Welcome to HST! Did your family member invent the M-16? :D :snipe: :D

The weather will be warm and sunny with a chance of showers. :nod: :nod:

Thanks,

-Russ
"...Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?"

Kahil Gibran.
User avatar
Vaca Russ
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 769
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:12 pm
Location: The Nut Tree
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Stoner » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:59 am

Thanks Russ. Don't know anything about the M16. Probably a different Stoner.

I saw an article that says to do this hike as a loop between yo-creek and tenaya lake. Do you know if that is the best way to go? What do you do about transportation back to the starting point?

Thanks,

Brian Stoner
User avatar
Stoner
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am
Experience: N/A

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am

Stoner wrote:Thanks Russ. Don't know anything about the M16. Probably a different Stoner.

I saw an article that says to do this hike as a loop between yo-creek and tenaya lake. Do you know if that is the best way to go? What do you do about transportation back to the starting point?

Thanks,

Brian Stoner


Brian,

The M-16 was invented by Eugene Stoner. Don't feel bad if you didn't know this. My little girl's Veterinary Physician is named Dr. Stoner and he didn't know either.

Dogs1.JPG


Most accounts I have read about the Ten Lakes Basin have been an "in and out" hike. I suppose you could enter at Yose Creek and then continue on to Tenaya Lake. You could hitch a ride or take YART back to your car.

Try a search function and see what you can find.

-Russ
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
"...Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?"

Kahil Gibran.
User avatar
Vaca Russ
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 769
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:12 pm
Location: The Nut Tree
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Stoner » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:23 am

Thanks for the post(s). Anyone been in that area NW of Tenaya Lake recently? What are the daytime and nighttime temperatures like? Thanks!
User avatar
Stoner
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am
Experience: N/A

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:26 am

At that elevation, you should always expect freezing (even lower) temps at night and be prepared for them. The weather ignores NOAA forecasts some weekends.

You should also expect some mosquitos and a total fire ban.
User avatar
AlmostThere
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:38 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby Stoner » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:36 am

Thank you. Is there an online resource that can provide the actual weather/temps? Also, where should we expect to be able to get water along that trail?
User avatar
Stoner
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:06 am
Experience: N/A

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:11 am

Stoner wrote:
Is there an online resource that can provide the actual weather/temps? Also, where
should we expect to be able to get water along that trail?


Welcome to HST!
Yes, read this thread to get some ideas: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=7778&start=0 You have Yosemite Creek and branches of it that cross the trail from which you can get water.
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 9229
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby jmac » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:49 am

Stoner wrote:Thank you. Is there an online resource that can provide the actual weather/temps? Also, where should we expect to be able to get water along that trail?


Weather.gov will give you a pretty good idea of what the weather will be like. Just click on their interactive map in the area you will be. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
User avatar
jmac
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: SoCal
Experience: N/A

Re: 10-Lakes - Yosemite - Looking for Advice - Newbie...

Postby balzaccom » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:29 pm

We did this as an in and out, but you could easily turn it into a loop around to May Lake or Polly Dome Lakes. Or just explore the basin--most people only see a few of the lakes. (There are only eight, I think,not ten, but still lots to see!)
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1450
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Next

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DAVELA, freestone, Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests