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DrewidNE Ridge Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2017


Fun day hike with MHW from Tenaya Lake up through magnificent forest. The final push along the ridge is enjoyable. Great position and views from the summit. Staring down the endless waves of granite into Tenaya Canyon and across at the enormous South Face of Mt. Watkins was mesmerizing.
Posted Sep 18, 2017 2:20 am

kaylam87Peaceful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015


A long but peaceful hike. Beautiful flowers. The knife ridge wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. A great hike!
Posted Jul 4, 2017 11:46 am

Will NewcombFrom Tenaya Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2016

Will Newcomb

Slept 2.5 hours in the car before starting out on the trail. Hiking before dawn kept the three of us cool and we were rewarded with a stunning sunrise to the east. We hung out at the summit of Clouds Rest for an hour and a half before hiking back to Tenaya Lake and taking a refreshing swim. Fantastic hike!
Posted Aug 25, 2016 9:21 pm

JRaphaelsonFrom Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2016


Mediocre trail but amazing views of the valley from the top.
Posted Aug 24, 2016 11:49 pm

StumblingBearI can see for miles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2016


It was a long, hot, dry hike from Tenaya Lake, but the view was well worth.
Posted Aug 7, 2016 4:04 pm

RomainVia trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999


This turns out to have been my first SPS peak. Spent a night near the summit.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:24 am

CameronGroundFrom Tenaya Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015


Great views up top, especially considering how accessible it is with the trail. This makes it great for taking friends who wouldn't necessarily be down for more involved off trail peak bagging.
Posted Jan 10, 2016 3:45 pm

iditarod81Gorgeous day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015


Via NW Ridge. We managed to squeeze in this hike on one of the few storm-free days this summer!
Posted Jul 21, 2015 6:48 pm

Ian CulhaneFrom Valley Floor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2015

Ian Culhane

Great backpacking trip from the valley floor. We started hiking the day after a snowstorm 4-6 inches of snow, so the park was relatively empty. Set up camp around the junction between the split in the trail for Half Dome and Clouds Rest. The next day mainly consisted of a slog through the snow; we were the first ones up since the snow, so route finding was a bit tricky. The last 500 feet were quite difficult due to nearly 2 feet of snow, but the view from the top was well worth the trouble. Did a quick trip up Liberty Cap on the way out; great way to end the trip.
Posted Apr 14, 2015 1:39 pm

DalianClouds Rest - Half Dome


For the past 6 years, I did the Cloud's Rest - Half Dome loop.
( 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

I usually go from the Yosemite Valley to Clouds Rest first, sleep around or on top of the mountain, enjoy the sunset and the sunrise on the mountain. In the morning, after the sunrise and the breakfast, I walk down then up to Half Dome. The same day I get back to the Valley. It is the most beautiful routine of my life!
Posted Oct 9, 2014 8:03 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundVia Sunrise Lakes TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2014


Lots of mosquitoes near the water features. By myself at the summit for the first several minutes on a Monday.
Posted Aug 10, 2014 1:32 pm

nikhilmsecond time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014
Climbed this with a full pack to train, almost a year after the first time. Even with a pack it was much easier than last time, so guess I'm getting stronger :)
Posted Jul 9, 2014 6:01 pm

JimmyJazzVia Northeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1994


Approximate date. Great alternative to Half Dome as a Central Yosemite hike with spectacular views and a lot fewer people, especially in the fall, when I did it.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:52 pm

larrychenshensummitpost climbers log  Sucess!


summitpost climbers log
Posted May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

trexkerryFrom Happy Isles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014
Second year in a row doing a mid-April dayhike from Happy Isles, made it without snowshoes but lots of snow above 9000 feet and on summit. Trip report is HERE
Posted Apr 13, 2014 7:44 pm

CedarFrom Happy Isles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013


Nice long dayhike from the valley. Mist Trail was closed which added an extra 2 miles to the hike. Patches of snow starting at 7000 ft continuing up the summit which, itself, was virtually free of snow.
Posted Dec 20, 2013 12:14 am

JeremiahJohnsonJMT side trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013
Went up there as a side trip on day 2 of a JMT thru-hike that included 11 peaks. Glorious views of the Valley and Half Dome.
Posted Oct 27, 2013 10:47 pm

MarmadukeBest view of Yosemite   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2013


Turned back due to time and snow back in early May. But went back and well worth it, great views of the Valley.
Posted Sep 30, 2013 10:18 pm

cafzalSunrise to Clouds Rest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013


Dayhiked here during a backpacking trip with my friend. Fantastic views and fairly easy hike from Sunrise camp.
Posted Jul 23, 2013 1:13 am

calipidderReturn to Clouds Rest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2013


My first backpack ever was to Clouds Rest. It was a lot easier this time.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 9:34 pm

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