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    Jeremy Kniffin added mammoth

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin reviewed Mount Hoffman Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Road still down as of 8/1. It's possible it could open. A lot of pot holes but seems like it would be navigable and no debris. As for the trail, May Lake is a gem and it's a cool ascent from May Lake (bear to the left at the lake) to the ridge. From there, the trail gets difficult to follow. Needed the All Trails GPS to get back on trail to get over the ridge in the right place and then the trail is barely maintained along a rock field. At that point it doesn't really matter - you are going up and aiming to the left of the two rocky promontories that look like they are the peak but they aren't. The slope is steep but not so steep that you would be in trouble if you were off trail. Just keep going up. Once you see Hoffmann with the antenna on it, there's a very obvious trail the rest of the way and really only the last section of the boulder scramble really gets into Class 2 territory where you need your hands in a few places (and your butt on the way down unless you're an adept boulder hopper). Views are spectacular - although the antenna is a bit annoying aesthetically. The way back down is simpler to navigate, since you can see the "thumb" at the bottom of the rock field that you are aiming for. A great hike, but be sure you have navigation aids past May Lake just in case.

    Jeremy Kniffin completed Mount Hoffman Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added hoffmann

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added north dome

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added clouds rest

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added convict lake

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Simply amazing. A must do. Pictures don't do these Lakes justice. All Trails doesn't have a listing for this loop including Thousand Island Lake, which adds a lot to the experience - both due to adding Thousand Island and to be able to come back along the PCT with amazing views of the Minarets. Did it in a day (11 hours total with a couple rests), but it's probably more enjoyable to camp and savor it a little longer. As of 7/29 there are minor slick snow patches to deal with in several places, particularly on the descent into Garnet, and the river crossing is out below Ediza which means you have to bend to the right and do some minor rock scrambling to reach it. Above Ediza looked like micro spikes were probably needed if you wanted to get to Iceberg and Cecile but I didn't take a close look. Mosquitoes were very present all along Shadow Creek but Garnet and Thousand Island were relatively bug free.

    Jeremy Kniffin completed Ediza Lake Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added ansel adams

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin reviewed Cathedral Lakes Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Enjoyable moderate hike with some typical Yosemite granite cliff scenery. As of 7/28 there is zero snow on the trail - its muddy at times and bug spray is still a must. The sign at the intersection is confusing because it points down to "Cathedral Lake' (not Lower) while the trail up doesn't mention Upper Cathedral at all. The final .5 to Lower Cathedral is a bit of a logistical challenge - pretty swampy, a balance beam style log crossing over a still powerful stream and a lot of trees down and no obvious indication of where the trail goes. Lost it a couple times. If you've never done it before, feel confident in your ability to retrace your steps with landmarks or use a GPS/map and compass to be sure you're going the right way. You probably can't get too lost with Cathedral Peak and a loud stream to use to keep your bearings, but hazards await if you're careless. Upper Cathedral is smooth sailing, so long as you are well-DEETed.

    Jeremy Kniffin completed Cathedral Lakes Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added uppercathedral

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added tallac

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Mount Hoffman Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Pyramid Peak Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Cathedral Lakes Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added marcy

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added California

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added Franconia ridge.

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Mount Tallac Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Ediza Lake Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin saved Mount Conness

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added greylock

    about 1 year ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added Mt. Marcy

    about 2 years ago

    Jeremy Kniffin added B

    about 2 years ago