I didn't have any issues with altitude, but this was hard for me for some reason. Lots of rough rock on the trail, wore out my feet using trail runners.
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.
A long but peaceful hike. Beautiful flowers. The knife ridge wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. A great hike!
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!
Mediocre trail but amazing views of the valley from the top.
It was a long, hot, dry hike from Tenaya Lake, but the view was well worth.
This turns out to have been my first SPS peak. Spent a night near the summit.
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.
Via NW Ridge. We managed to squeeze in this hike on one of the few storm-free days this summer!
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.
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!
Lots of mosquitoes near the water features. By myself at the summit for the first several minutes on a Monday.
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 :)
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.
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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
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.
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.
Turned back due to time and snow back in early May. But went back and well worth it, great views of the Valley.
Dayhiked here during a backpacking trip with my friend. Fantastic views and fairly easy hike from Sunrise camp.