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Hetch Hetchy 5/26-5/30

Postby Maryl » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:16 pm

Beautiful- got to Mather on Wed afternoon. On and off again rain. Stayed at the backpackers camp and headed out about 630am in bright sun with temps in the high 50s. Mosquitos were noticeable it very manageable - I'd give them a 2-3 on the Maverick Scale. Camped above the falls for day 1. Day two - the climb up and out to Tilltell Valley was met with two large trees to navigate around. One was more difficult and took some time. The valley was muddy and at one point was an ankle high water hike for about 100 yards. Lunch and a water refill then the climb to the top of Mt Wilson ? I think that's the name. The climb was a good workout but way manageable with all the pine. Once atop I was met with just about 50 yards of snow . The trail was visible and damp . Minimal mud. The descent to Vernon Lake was beautiful granite . Took a zero day at the lake- absolutely stunning. The waterfall was raging and the lake was pristine. Was going to head up to Laurel but ditched because some packers said Frog Creek Crossing was raging and the rest of the way was mud. Mixed that and instead did the last 10 miles thru Behive Meadow back to the Dam. It rained for a total of 2 hours up at Cernon Lake but other than that the weather was good.



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Re: Hetch Hetchy 5/26-5/30

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:34 am

Thank you for the beta Maryl, this will help a lot of members considering this loop. :)
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Re: Hetch Hetchy 5/26-5/30

Postby DonHobbs » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks for the info Maryl. A small group of us are heading up for a five day trek. Easy and enjoyable. This info is great to know. We've got a heatwave now, so we'll see how much it has changed.
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Re: Hetch Hetchy 5/26-5/30

Postby sheperd80 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:47 pm

Thanks for the report, sounds fun. Were there alot of people in the area?

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