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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby markskor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:35 am

Fishing is a little lean in the Clouds Rest area?
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby jornellas » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:42 am

I am thinking you are right regarding the car, park in the valley and shuttle up in the AM....

I realized there would be a fair amount of people but did not realize it would be SO packed, I can only get away for a trip or so a year as I have a 3 year old and busy job. Have always wanted to do this trip so guess we will see!

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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby jornellas » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:43 am

Markscor, always heard that there was some great fishing at clouds rest... Ha
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby markskor » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:19 am

Even though a rather well-traveled route, your intended trip is a Yosemite classic. Trail quotas keep it from being over populated. Sure you will see numbers at Vogelsang and Merced, but isolation is still only a 1/8 mile away, anywhere off trail.
Still a great plan for a Yosemite beginner - go and enjoy.
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby overheadx2 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:54 am

I would agree with Mark. It's a classic trip and seeing the amazing granite walls and valleys of Yose from the back country gives you a whole new appreciation. Just stay clear of the HSC's and get off the trail a little to camp and you'll have a great time. PM returned.
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby SoCalCPA » Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:57 am

Marksor nailed it - 2 years ago I did the Red Peak Pass Loop and fished Washburn - Just loaded with nice sized Brookies - one of my favorite lakes in yosemite
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby jornellas » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:33 pm

So......

The only permit I was able to get was via Murphy Creek. Is there any way to zig zag around and get back towards that Valley? Mt other option is Agnew to Tuolumne but would prefer my original route.

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby sparky » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:42 pm

Agnew to TM, hands down. Better scenery
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Re: July TM to Valley 4 Day

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:38 pm

Given the choice, I'd go to TM, leave the car, and ride the YARTS to Mammoth, shuttle up to the ski resort, shuttle over to Agnew, and go for it. Yosemite valley is spectacular, but when you're spending your time in the backcountry, that stretch of trail wins. Definitely there will be people, but less than you'll find between Clouds Rest and the Valley.
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