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yosemite advice: wegner lake/NW side of mt. Hoffmann/10 lake

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:21 pm
by adam
I'm interested in traversing from the pass at the south end of 10 lakes basin in Yosemite (between peaks 10542 and 1051 on the usgs topo) toward Mt. Hoffmann, then along the lakes that are on the northwest side of mt hoffmann ending at Wegner lake, then descending the ridge back to the Tioga road.

Does anyone have any advice or experience there? I'd love any input as to whether I'm inspired or smoking crack to think this is a good idea. Other than climbing mount Hoffmann years ago and seeing the lakes from above, I've never been there. It seems that the most difficult part would be descending into and climbing out of the basin of lake 9566, NE of mt. hoffmann.

Here's a map of the route--
http://picasaweb.google.com/arsmith2/We ... 6911290946

thanks,
adam

Re: yosemite advice: wegner lake/NW side of mt. Hoffmann/10 lake

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:39 pm
by maverick
Hi Adam welcome to HST.
The route is fine just watch the Lake 9566 area(some route finding to avoid
steep areas, though nothing more than class 2 at most).
Lake 9820 just north of Mt Hoffman is nice as is the the lake near the start of
the branch of the South Fork Cathedral, northeast of Hoffman.
I visited the area during a hike coming up from Morrison Creek-Double Rock area.

Re: yosemite advice: wegner lake/NW side of mt. Hoffmann/10 lake

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:48 pm
by adam
thanks very much-- that's what I wanted to hear! I'll try it out this weekend. One more question that just occurred to me-- does it get traffic noise from the road?

thanks again!

Re: yosemite advice: wegner lake/NW side of mt. Hoffmann/10 lake

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:04 am
by TehipiteTom
Funny you should mention it--I've been looking at Lake 9820 and Wegner Lake for a shortish (3-4 day) trip at some point. (My idea was May Lake to 9820, then over to Wegner, then cross the ridge and traverse the southern slopes back to the trailhead.)

Re: yosemite advice: wegner lake/NW side of mt. Hoffmann/10 lake

Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:42 am
by maverick
My trip was in the spring time before Tioga was open, but I cannot see it being an issue
especially since it is pass Labor Day.
Don't forget to post a TR.