DISTANCE
27.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
2 months ago

Started at Cathedral Lakes TH for 3 night/4 day in late Aug 2017. Camped at Sunrise, near base of Half Dome spur trail then 3rd night in LYV. Did half dome on day 3 and left packs at camp to lighten load. Smoke from fires obscured view on half dome, unlucky timing for us. Family of 4 with teenagers did this trip. It was tough, but very doable and worth every step. Tons of people on last leg downhill to Yosemite Valley; yearned for the solitude of the high country! Need permits to do this hike overnight. Ranger was checking for permits.