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snowshoeing

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8 days ago

Beautiful, quick and easy hike around the lake. Was able to do the full loop the week of 2/17/2020- some parts were snowy and icy so make sure to wear hiking boots or similar footwear. I would recommend going counterclockwise, but both routes are equally gorgeous. If you park at the trailhead the hike is closer to 3.5 miles. Enjoy!!!

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10 days ago

Breathtaking in the winter. Lake was frozen over 14 Feb.

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18 days ago

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21 days ago

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24 days ago

This is specifically a summer time hike, because it’s not fully accessible during the winter. You can’t even drive to the trailhead... Google Maps routes you up Lake Mary Road, which is not plowed, only groomed for cross country skiing this time of year. So you park at the Tamarack Lodge parking and walk up Lake Mary Road/Lakes Basin Path about 45 min before you get to the trailhead. The signs also say “Nordic Skiing / Tamarack Pass only” but there were many people in just boots/snowshoes so I’m not sure how well that’s enforced. Then I could only get about halfway around Lake George due to area of lake melt that I wasn’t going to trust not to give way beneath me. It’s still beautiful up there though, and you get to see Lake Mary on the way there too. I recommend bringing snowshoes or at least spikes for your boots.

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25 days ago

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1 month ago

Like the other review suggests don’t listen to the suggested google maps route.

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1 month ago

Snowshoe with the Z man

great hike has patches of snow (January 19th 2020) going further up you will need spikes as the snow gets now has been icy you will find soft snow but it about 2 hour walk from the start is the trail.

not really a hike, great spot for all you geology fans

great short hike in the fall, and there is alot of mining artifacts between the trail and mammoth creek.

Forgot to record from the start

Crampons VERY HIGHLY recommended for the lake portion of this hike, then snowshoes really needed for the part up towards Mildred lake right now.

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1 month ago

Went snowshoeing mostly on this path since I only had two hours before the rental place closed. It was perfect for what I needed and I got most of the way to Horseshoe Lake before turning around. Lots of picturesque stops and places to go off the trail and explore. Can’t wait to come back and explore more!

September 2019. Amazing scenery which just kept getting better as we hiked onward. Hiked in and out in one day - doable for a weekend hiker like me, but most people we passed were backpacking along the trail.

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1 month ago

Did this trail as park of a NPS nature snowshoe tour. Great little trail. Very easy. One bit of a steep incline but otherwise easy peasy.

Did this trail from August 25 to October 2, 2019. It was an amazing experience. A great way to get into Yosemite while avoiding their crazy permit system.

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2 months ago

Gorgeous trail. Rocky but manageable. Doable with a stock 4runner or Taco, but I wouldn't go with street tires as there are sharp rocks all over the trail. The views are fantastic and the lake is peaceful. A few good camp sites by the lake. Don't go on a busy weekend, trail traffic can cause problems here.

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