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Mount Conness

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Mount Conness is a 7.4 mile out and back trail located near Lee Vining, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and bird watching and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation Gain: 3,080 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A classic Yosemite peak, highest in the Sierra north of Highway 120 and holding the second largest glacier in Yosemite. This route starts from the Sawmill walk-in campground. If you walk through the campground you'll eventually find yourself of a well-worn single track trail. It passes the Carnegie Institute Experimental Station and continues through beautiful high alpine meadows. As you hike higher up the drainage the trail fades away as people disperse to the different routes up the face of Conness. You will eventually find a 'ramp' that leads you to the pass. Towards the top there are several likely looking chutes for the final 100 feet or so to the ridge. From here the hike is quite easy, following a use trail along the ridge to gain another 1,000 feet until it gets to the foot of the exposed ridge that leads the final 200 feet to the summit.

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off trail
scramble
3 days ago

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off trail
rocky
1 month ago

Went off trail due to snow. Ended up near White Mountain instead of Alpine lake. Decided to do White Mountain then made it up to Conness awesome hike!!

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off trail
over grown
rocky
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snow
3 months ago

First two miles easy. Then mega mainly unmarked scramble. Could only make it up to about 12,000 feet due to snow. Beautiful, this one will whoop ya

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no shade
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snow
3 months ago

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bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
3 months ago

Did the north ridge route from Saddlebag Lake on July 27. Camped at Sawmill night before. Lots of waterfalls due to melting snow. Had to cross washed out trail. Beautiful. Lots of 4th and 5th class climbing along the ridge with two rappells off the second tower. Such an awesome mountain with awesome views and fun climb.

hiking
Tue Aug 29 2017

A top 10 life experience for me. Really spectacular.

hiking
Wed Nov 02 2016

Fantastic hike. You can certainly escape the crowds with this one. The last 1/2 mile can really test your nerves as there are drops on each side.

Mon Oct 10 2016

one of my faves..absolutely georgous views

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