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Snowshoeing the Tioga Road

I hear a lot about people skiing up Lee Vining Canyon or from Snow Creek up to Tuolumne Meadows, and I'm wondering if it's possible to do this as a snowshoeing destination. I have no ski experience, nor any particular inclination to learn, but I enjoy substantial snowshoeing in Tahoe and along Glacier Point Road.

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Missing Person Alert Yosemite 1/11

Yosemite NP:

Name: Maximillian "Max" L. Schweitzer

If you think you might have any information regarding Max, especially if you hiked on the (upper) Yosemite Falls Trail January 1–3, 2018, please call 209/379-1992.

Max is a 41-year-old white male with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 ft. 8 in. tall, and weighs 185 pounds. His last known clothing is a light-colored long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt, light-colored shorts (not pictured), and a dark-colored backpack. His rental ...
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South Roly Poly Mountain

Always thought this peak's name was funny: South Yolla Bolly Mountain. I guess it's also known as Mt Linn.

Anyway...does anyone want to take a stab at it this winter? I understand there's a forest service gate that is sure to be closed, but I'm down for a long approach...

The peak is one of the most prominent in California and appears to feature some fun snowshoeing/backcountry skiing possibilities!

PS. Anyone with some actual knowledge ...
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2017 Year's End Mystery Photo


Too quiet here so I found another UPO to post for identification. Lewis Clark photo from the 1936 High Trip. Scanned from 6x9cm negative.
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Half dome conditions?

Anyone been up or near Half Dome? Conditions? I have looked at webcams seems pretty good? Thanks
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Telescope Peak - Still now snow, but great hiking!

We just recently went out and hiked Telescope Peak in Death Valley! It was pretty cold, but still no snow yet this season.
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11/22 Missing Person Alert

Yosemite NP:

If you were in the area of Glacier Point on Wednesday, November 22 OR have any information about Gerardo, please call 209/379-1992.
Gerardo is a Hispanic male who is 18 years old, 5 ft 7 in tall, and weighs 120 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right wrist. He was last seen wearing white “Nike Air Force 1” sneakers. Gerardo was last seen in the morning on 11/22/2017 in Santa Barbara, ...
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon - Campsite research

Hi all,

First time poster. This site/forum has been a great tool for helping me research and plan a 2018 trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyons for Scouts. We have three to four routes drafted for three different hiking patrol capabilities, readiness and permit availability.

Route 1 - General Sherman Tree TH, Alta Trail, High Sierra Trail to Hamilton Lake, down to Redwood Meadow, then out via Middle Fork Trail
Route 2 - Big Meadows, ...
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10/30 Missing Hiker Alert Paradise Valley


Park Rangers are seeking additional leads to aid in the search for a missing hiker, 37-year-old Joseph Patrick Leap, from Lakewood, CO. Mr. Leap is overdue from a solo day hike out of Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park. Mr. Leap planned to hike from Roads End to Mist Falls and Paradise Valley, and return to Roads End the same day.

Mr. Leap planned on departing for his hike on Sunday morning, ...
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