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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby rams » Mon May 20, 2013 3:54 pm

Any time maverick! I'm glad I can contribute something after using other people's trip reports for info in the past. Cheers.



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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby rams » Mon May 20, 2013 4:02 pm

Oops...just noticed your question about Lyell Canyon. I didn't take any photos up Lyell Canyon unfortunately. The peaks had snow on them still but Tuolumne Meadows was pretty bare. I'll post a pic looking south from the trail but it's not up Lyell Canyon. It might give a sense of snow coverage, though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help! I can put it on the other thread if you think it's useful.

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tuolumne river on the trip out (looking south)


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looking south on the return trip
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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby Vaca Russ » Mon May 20, 2013 4:25 pm

rams wrote:Sorry I couldn't be of more help!


Rams,

No need to apologize. I believe the information you shared is absolutely invaluable for anyone who is planning on making this hike in the near future.

Thanks for sharing! :D

-Russ
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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby maverick » Mon May 20, 2013 4:27 pm

Thanks, these should give the person a sense of what the condition may be.
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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby mauhler31 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:16 pm

I managed to make it out there this past weekend (6/8-6/9). Thanks again to everyone for the information! It was incredibly gorgeous and I wish I could've stayed there forever!

As for conditions, it was pretty hot going down and up the canyon. Saturday it felt like it almost got up to 90 in the afternoon, and Sunday, it was already almost 80 by 10am on the hike up. Once out of the canyon the temperature was much more comfortable. The mosquitos were also quite prevalent the entire hike in the shaded sections, and definitely dawn and dusk. I came away relatively unscathed but some other members in my group got 50+ bites. Regardless, I think it was definitely worth it to come out here!

Anyway, here are some photos:
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Tuolumne River looking south

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Heading down to Glen Aulin

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Tuolumne Falls

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Heading down the canyon

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Little cascades between California Falls and LeConte Falls

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Waterwheels at LeConte Falls

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A waterwheel with a rainbow
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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby cartman » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:45 pm

I was there 6/13. The trail is not flooded between Tuolumne and Glen Aulin. The creek crossings can be done on logs and rocks. I did not have to use my water shoes. The falls are still flowing very well. Great hike.
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Re: Thinking about Waterwheel Falls

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:04 pm

Hi Cartman,

Thanks for the updated info, and welcome to HST! :thumbsup:
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