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Mount Dana TrailSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2017
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.52 Miles 3,142 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   1.55 mph
3,142 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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yosemite national park has been high on my bucket list forever
denny proposed it for this year's trip and i was in
we had to carry on without johnlp, who is on the disabled list :(
left friday at 0200, taking the route through las vegas this time
we wanted to do something upon arrival, and denny asked if i thought it was crazy to hike mount dana
mt. dana is the second highest peak in yosemite at 13,057
this would be my second 13er
we set out from the tioga pass entry station at 1330 on an unofficial but well defined trail
the first half mile or so is relatively flat, winding through scenic dana lakes
the trail begins to gain elevation and we were soon above treeline
the rest of the hike is exposed, but we had light cloud buildup and cool temps for the ascent
one short snow field to cross
some of the info we found described the final push as scree covered, but it wasn't bad at all
footing was good the entire way, and only a couple spots where we had to search for the trail
no false summit; we could see the peak most of the way
topped out to wonderful 360 views, including all of mono lake to the east
spent about 15 minutes on the peak
a little chilly with a good breeze, so we headed back down
maybe 6-8 people on the trail total
a great summit and an excellent way to start our yosemite trip
not crazy at all :)
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