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DieselWindy but Sunny   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Diesel

I hiked Mt Dana to acclimatize for my Mt Whitney hike. Very nice and accessible hike. I wish I had the time to travers to Mt Gibbs, but I didn't. 3 miles to summit, 5 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 12:29 am

braindancerRock pile  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

braindancer

As everyone else says, this is a huge pile of talus. Mostly challenging (for beginners/out-of-shape folks) from cardio perspective, thus making it good warmup/acclimation hike.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 11:57 pm

dakineAmazing view @ summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014
Starting at my Tioga lake campsite, headed west over meadows to Tioga pass, then met the trail near beautiful lakes. Stayed on the "trail" to the top, aiming for the rock cairns. Amazing view from the top over Tuolumne across the San Joaquin valley to the coast range / Mt Diablo. Could almost see the Pacific.
Posted Jul 2, 2014 4:53 pm

JimmyJazzFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1991

JimmyJazz

Date approximate, definitely summer of '91. After all these years, this is still the tallest mountain whose summit I've reached (not counting the drive to Mount Evans!). Hoping to rectify that this year, but I still have very fond memories of the hike to Mount Dana.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:30 pm

eidenreidenBeautiful Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

eidenreiden

Started from Tioga Pass Ranger Station at 4. Got up to the little cairn at 5, and made it to the top around 6 just in time for a beautiful sunrise!
Posted Jun 15, 2014 1:10 pm

JurgenFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014

Jurgen

Pretty short hike from Tioga Pass. The rangers are currently trying to restore and improve the trail to the summit. So there's a trail all the way up now.
Posted Jun 10, 2014 12:53 pm

ROSENCLIMBERNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

ROSENCLIMBER

I agree that the view of Mono Lake is spectacular from up there. The little lakes in the valley on the way up were also picturesque and I have nice "wallpaper" for my PC from one of them. We were also treated to gliders soaring above us when we were at the summit. All in all a trip I'll never forget.
Posted May 28, 2014 9:47 pm

BCLFrom Mount Gibbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2014

BCL

From Mount Gibbs. Long slog due to snow and heavy wind!
Posted May 12, 2014 9:54 am

michaelp1978 & 2011  Sucess!

michaelp

In '78 via a contrived linkage of snow and ice smears put together by my partner. Dana Couloir in 2011 with perfect snow conditions
Posted Apr 14, 2014 6:01 pm

irrationalistGreat for people watching  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

irrationalist

As my fiancee was waiting for me back at June Lake I had to make my climb quick so I took the trail up. The view on the way up especially of the Cathedral Range made it worth it. It is worth noting all the inexperienced and unprepared people who attempt this. Watching them is its own reward.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:14 am

HohnikerScramble from Tioga  Sucess!

Hohniker

Unimpressive view of the peak during the climb but the unexpected view of Mono Lake made the scramble totally worth it.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:39 pm

tbaranskiWorth it for the views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2013

tbaranski

A nice workout from Tioga Pass.
Posted Aug 31, 2013 12:53 pm

DonnoDana Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1997

Donno

Peter and I climbed 40deg soft neve up the coolie
Posted Aug 13, 2013 11:57 am

AceSierraA large pile of rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008

AceSierra

I just remember a lot of rocks. Very cool colors though, one minute you are on red rocks, the next, you are on green rocks, then purple rocks. Somewhat crowded, but nice views.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 12:07 pm

therockimageAwesome View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2013

therockimage

Spectacular views all the way up! Light wind on the summit made it a perfect place for lunch.
Posted Jul 20, 2013 2:02 am

cyffredinolBeating the heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2013

cyffredinol

I had plans to hike Half Dome but 100 degree heat drove me out of Yosemite Valley up to Tuolumne meadows. Mount Dana sounded like a good dayhike. The heat had been generating thunderstorms around 1 pm every afternoon so I started before 7 am, made the summit around 9:15, enjoyed a snack and the spectacular views before hurrying back down the trail reaching my car around noon or so. I was surprised by the number of hikers I saw heading up late in the morning. It seemed unlikely they would make it back down before the daily thunderstorms started. I guess Yosemite being a national park means you get a whole lot of hikers who don't really know what they're doing.
Posted Jul 14, 2013 11:21 pm

seahawksfanStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013
Trail from Yosemite east entrance is in good condition. Virtually no snow. Some class 2 scrambling but not for very long stretches.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 11:25 pm

DebDana Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Deb

Primo snow conditions for climbing with one axe from bottom to top!
Posted May 26, 2013 9:23 pm

Larry LavertyNorthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Larry Laverty

From Tioga Pass Entrance Station, across the meadow with almost half the route through the woods interrupted by snow. Stayed on route to just below the plateau but then freestyled to the top, partly over snow, partly one stepping-stone at a time. Passed one other soul on his way down but the two of us were the grand total to the top for the day. The wind died for a bit and a little bird joined me to add to the experience of the incredible panorama.
Posted May 25, 2013 5:08 pm

youngclimer123great view of mono lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2012

youngclimer123

great views from the top
Posted Apr 28, 2013 3:06 pm

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