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Clouds RestSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2016
uphill_junkie
Hiking9.69 Miles 2,618 AEG
Hiking9.69 Miles   5 Hrs   37 Mns   2.24 mph
2,618 ft AEG   1 Hour   17 Mns Break
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Recruited another climber friend who wanted a 'rest day' from climbing and we intended to do Clouds Rest. Once again, we got shafted by the copious amounts of snow still in the Sierras! Our trail started out almost immediately by having to cross a waist deep 'river' that is not usually there. It's SO nice to see so much water in Yosemite and Tuolumne! We only saw a few people on trail, and they were all turning around and said there was too much snow. Liz and Tug and I decided to look for ourselves, so we kept on. Most of the trail starting on the switchbacks was basically a waterfall! Wow was it pretty! The weather was perfect, and there was no one past that part of the trail. We decided to do as much of the snow as we could, but it was SO hard to walk in due to all the sun cups!! It took us 3 hours to do 4 miles, so we decided we didn't think we'd make it all the way and gave up. There was no trail, and the sun cuppy snow was just too slow going! But MAN did we have some spectacular views of the entire valley and Sierras and some gorgeous lakes! Wow, so much beauty!!!!!

Tug was having a FIELD day in the snow!!!! He LOVES snow! But he sure didn't like having to swim back across in the cold snow melt water at the end of the day. Brrrrrrr! I would post a couple videos of him, but I don't know how to do that on here. :lol:
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