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Re: tenayah lake

Postby BSquared » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:47 am

don norton wrote:I have to be at the P O by 12:00. Let me explaine I am starting at Happly Isles on Wedenesday, 2 Night at Tenayah Lake and was planning on camping around G A Friday night and getting started early Saturday in order to pickup food cache at Tuolumne. f I don't get there before they close I will have to camp there until Monday. Any advise you can give me will be much appreciated.


I just called the Tuolumne Post Office last week, and they said it was almost always possible to find a "manager" to get your cache on Saturday afternoon or Sunday. In fact, we're counting on that! So your schedule may be more flexible than you thought.
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:56 am

Don,
Regarding campsites south of Donohue:
My son and I camped about a mile or two south of Donohue in a relatively flat area with a few small lakes around. I don't think the area has a specific name, but it's before you get to Rush Creek. Further on, you could stay at Island Pass (beautiful area) or Thousand Island Lake (camping on north (?) side only) or any countless other sites. It's all good.
Regarding waterwheel falls:
We went there in August, and the water level was on the low side, and the falls were unspectacular. Even with higher flow I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm sure others would disagree, but if you have to be back at TM that day, I wouldn't do it.
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby don norton » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:19 pm

BSquared wrote:
don norton wrote:I have to be at the P O by 12:00. Let me explaine I am starting at Happly Isles on Wedenesday, 2 Night at Tenayah Lake and was planning on camping around G A Friday night and getting started early Saturday in order to pickup food cache at Tuolumne. f I don't get there before they close I will have to camp there until Monday. Any advise you can give me will be much appreciated.


I just called the Tuolumne Post Office last week, and they said it was almost always possible to find a "manager" to get your cache on Saturday afternoon or Sunday. In fact, we're counting on that! So your schedule may be more flexible than you thought.

Thanks BSquare that is great news. Now I think California Falls is in the picture. . How you ever been. I found out about in through my post this site is great many great hikers on here with a lot of great information. I guess you will be starting your JMT trip soon sure wished I was going with you. Who would have ever gussed that I have meet Mark Skor and it would have been neat meeting you. A southern boy from the east coast.
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby don norton » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:11 pm

The Other Tom wrote:Don,
Regarding campsites south of Donohue:
My son and I camped about a mile or two south of Donohue in a relatively flat area with a few small lakes around. I don't think the area has a specific name, but it's before you get to Rush Creek. Further on, you could stay at Island Pass (beautiful area) or Thousand Island Lake (camping on north (?) side only) or any countless other sites. It's all good.
Regarding waterwheel falls:
We went there in August, and the water level was on the low side, and the falls were unspectacular. Even with higher flow I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm sure others would disagree, but if you have to be back at TM that day, I wouldn't do it.

Is California Fall and Waterwheel Falls the same?
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby markskor » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:20 pm

Three distinct falls in a row below Glen Aulin: Le Conte, California, and Waterwheel...
but maybe just one long Cascade running into Hetch Hetchy.
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby don norton » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:45 pm

markskor wrote:Three distinct falls in a row below Glen Aulin: Le Conte, California, and Waterwheel...
but maybe just one long Cascade running into Hetch Hetchy.

Thanks Mountain man who swims with trouts
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby don norton » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:09 pm

markskor wrote:Not any more...
The campground there (at Tenaya Lake) was closed in ~92.
Mark just returned from Tenaya. Signs there state you have to be back from lake 100' or 40 paces
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby markskor » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:25 pm

Don, There used to be an established campground at Tenaya...BBQ pits, roads, etc, and all. It was closed a few years ago and disbanded. Now it is just Wilderness I guess...Camp where you want. I am a bit surprised that they still let you camp there now...The old 4 mile rule and all.
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby don norton » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:34 pm

markskor wrote:Don, There used to be an established campground at Tenaya...BBQ pits, roads, etc, and all. It was closed a few years ago and disbanded. Now it is just Wilderness I guess...Camp where you want. I am a bit surprised that they still let you camp there now...The old 4 mile rule and all.
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Mark all I know is there a sign that says camping permitted 100' from lake
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Re: tenayah lake

Postby SSSdave » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:15 pm

[quote="markskor"]“How far from G A can one camp? I will be coming up from May Lake?”
I thought YNP established the “No Camping within 4 miles of road” rule, governing all camping activity along the 120 corridor.
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Yikes, after reading your comment I had to check if they recently changed it per your comment. Found this on the nps.gov site:

"You must camp at least four trail miles from Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Hetch Hetchy, and Wawona, and at least one air mile from any road. Camping is prohibited in the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River."

Thus nothing new for last few years. There are 15 minute series topo maps at all the YNP wilderness permit offices that show in detail all their named camping zones including boundaries of where one may and may not camp. Such maps are not availabe online or purchase so a few years ago with my compact digital of that day took pics in their office of all the parts of the park of potential interest to me so I know where I might camp. There are lots of places to hike that easy aerial mile in the park with no trails that are fine indeed.
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