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mrchad9With White Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010


Beginning of a long day from Tioga Pass. First up Gaylor, over to False White Mountain, and then White Mountain. Gaylor Lakes still mostly frozen over. Great views all day.
Posted Jun 27, 2010 11:56 pm

Princess ButtercupGreat runup.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2007

Princess Buttercup

This has become one of my fave workouts.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 10:58 pm

pjgordonNice descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009


Descending a route through the high alpine moraine field down to the outlet for gaylor lakes. Very quiet walk; well worth the extra mile or two for a little solitude.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 12:25 am

JasonHFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2009


Great views all around and Dana looked huge. I was not expecting almost knife edge summit. All around fun climb and a great warm up for Dana right across the road.
Posted Sep 24, 2009 2:14 am

KVHikerBarely Made IT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2009


It was getting late when I started, so I had to turn on the gas. I was rewarded with sunset on Gaylor Peak. Very fun.

Posted Aug 14, 2009 11:23 am

NoonduelerMesquitos...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


...on the summit in '93! Also 3 more times.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 11:01 pm

stephoTrail From Tioga Pass/ Decent by NW side.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2001


Hiked from Tioga pass when I was 7. Took shortcut on way to mine by going down North-West side. Summit views were great. Easy hike from saddle, a little harder on the NW side.
Posted Nov 25, 2007 5:44 pm

Fredd C DobbsTioga Pass TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

Fredd C Dobbs

Hiked to the top & then hiked out Gaylor Lakes & Granite Lakes. An easy and enjoyable day.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 12:01 pm

A BitTioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

A Bit

A quick early morning hike up from Tioga Pass TH. Cool and wind free at the summit.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 11:06 pm

Ol WalsherTioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007

Ol Walsher

Nice trip to the top with some good views of the park.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 4:59 pm

JanellWorkin in the park!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


what a beautiful spot! great views of Dana!
Posted Jul 8, 2007 4:17 pm

cp0915from Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


Afternoon bonus peak after a highly enjoyable hike up Mt. Hoffmann that morning. 53-minutes car-to-car. Nice snow ridge lingering at the top.
Posted May 29, 2007 11:18 am

WallylongridgeTioga pass  Sucess!


a good peak if you need to stretch your legs.
Posted Feb 16, 2007 4:38 am

muajeeFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


Really easy and extremely rewarding ascent from Tioga Pass TH.

Ever since I visited the Middle Gaylor Lake in '99, I had been determined to go back and summit sometime. It was early July; this area was still snowy and the surface of the lake was frosted. Unbelievably calm, surreal, and beautiful - it was out of this world! I could never remove that image from my mind from the moment I saw it.

Many years later, I finally got back AND SUMMITED! I don't know why I had waited for this long, but I am glad that I went back after all. Better late than never.

While enjoying the second to none 360 degree of view on top, something immediately caught my attention and intrigued me - Dana! Just a couple of weeks ago, we were at Dana; then everything was switched. Suddenly, Dana seemed so "big" and un-real from Gaylor Peak.

We spent some quality time up there and had the summit all for ourselves. We then descended via the south side so we could get to the Upper Gaylor Lake and the mine.

It was a fun way down because of some easy & light scrambling. We had to slide on our butts across a snow filed in order to get to the trail down below. Everyone was giggling and feeling happy like a kindergartener. What a great time we had!

Gaylor is what I call "my little corner of paradise & not-so-well-hidden gem in Yosemite." Considering how easy it is to access this peak, the numbers of people who go up there seems amazingly low. Well, good for me. :)

(And yes, we must have been blessed. Right after we came back into the car, a drop of rain fell on our windshield. The next thing we knew is more rain drops dancing with thunder striking somewhere on the meadow. Only if we were leaving a couple of minutes late... )
Posted Dec 20, 2006 11:10 am

RanbozeRoute: Trail from Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006
A nice birthday tramp. After the EZ summit, I explored the Gaylor Lakes, Dana City and Granite Lakes. My most favorite landscape!
Posted Sep 12, 2006 4:41 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: From Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006


With a bit of free time to spare passing through, this made for a nice stretch to break up a long drive. PICS
Posted Jul 5, 2006 8:58 pm

mountainmattAhhh yes the 8 mile bike ride to a gaylor run and a cruise back home to TML  Sucess!


An easy "work"out after "work" at TML
Posted Mar 18, 2006 6:46 am

Desert SolitaireRoute Climbed: From Tioga Pass Date Climbed: October 9, 2005  Sucess!

Desert Solitaire

Hiked to the top as part of a Glaciology course I took. Great views from the summit, but a 20 minute passionate lecture about everything from moraines to nunataks at the summit from the professor left me and the 15 other students freezing. A great weekend with a great group of people. TM is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Posted Oct 11, 2005 12:56 am

k2linkRoute Climbed: the usual Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!


My annual scramble to the top, on a mosquitoey morning. Could hear thunder rumbling over Mt Dana, so moved off quickly. Love this hike!
Posted Jul 29, 2005 8:09 pm

jaygeekrayThe Hills Were Alive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2005


My sons and I hiked up the south slope to enjoy the magnificent views from the summit. Great morning except for the mosquitoes.

Since the Great Sierra Mine was our ultimate destination we decided to find a route through the boulders of the northwest end of the peak. It was a little hairy at times but this was probably only the second dumbest thing we did all day.

The least intelligent thing was coming back through the snow fields along the west shore of upper Gaylor Lakes. Fortunately we all survived and have great photos to boot.
Posted Jul 21, 2005 9:02 am

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