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Just returned - Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop via White

Postby maytag » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:26 am

Amazing 5 day loop through the canyon; first night in Pate Valley where the conditions were hot but the river was perfect. Bugs minimal - snakes...none. Bear...one crossing the trail.
Second night at the base of Waterwheel Falls...lots pool dipping on the way to keep the body temp down. Amazing views, incredible experience. The climb through McGee Lake had a lot skeeter activity!
Third night at Polly "pond"...no energy to make it to the upper lake, enjoyed some down time and views. Climb up to Tuolumne Peak was buggy but the breeze provided some relief as did the amazing views. Take time to enjoy the views on the climb from T Peak to Ten Lakes they were stunning!
Forth night - stayed at the first of the 10 Lakes - seemed to have it all to ourselves - great rocky campsite above the trail in the breeze.
Overall trail conditions were great, not too many groups in the canyon, plenty of water. Put the loop on your list!



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Re: Just returned - Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop via White

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:54 pm

Thanks Maytag for the informative TR, any pictures?
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Re: Just returned - Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Loop via White

Postby MountainMinstrel » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:37 am

The amazing thing to me is that you did that loop in five days. when I did it, it took 9. Guess I'm just a wuss. But is was a great trip!
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