I wasn't planning to go up Gaylor Peak, but when I got to the saddle on my way to Gaylor Lakes, I figured I may as well. Then I went down the north side to make a semi-loop out of it.
If I had to do it over again, I'd go UP the north side and down the south; the north side is steeper and would be a fun scramble, with any number of possible routes.
Up the south ridge and on to the Gt. Sierra mine
After getting a late start and turning around at the snow band just below Conness the day before, ran up Gaylor to at least get a summit. Then over to Tioga Spur
Spent the day bagging various peaks in Yosemite, this was #2 on the day, and the easiest. From Tioga Pass, a trail leads 2/3 of the way, the rest is easy talus.
Very easy and somewhat boring hike, but wonderful views.
Solo climb and ski of Gaylor on a perfectly warm Spring day; quick, easy, fun!
After climbing Cathedral Peak in the morning, I set off to climb Gaylor Peak, an easy side trip which also had the advantage of being on the Vagmarken Crest list, which I'm attempting to complete.
Fun loop hike with the wife.
climbed up from Tioga road with the whole family. then down to Gaylor Lakes, and back up and over the saddle to the car.
Easy jaunt with about 1,000 ft. of gain. Done after a weekend in Yosemite on my way home. Air felt like winter. Very nice views on the summit of surrounding Tuolumne and lakes and an easy hike to give you something short and sweet to do just to get out. Good hike if you are recovering from any serious injuries. Soaked in mammoth hot springs on the way back-one of the best soaks ever!
Easy hike from Tioga Pass with great views. My family explored the lake while I made the quick dash to the summit.
Dashed up following a climb up Mammoth Peak's north slope. Loved looking back at Mammoth from Gaylor. Dark skies and snow flurries added to the excitement of 50+ mph winds.
A quick scramble in the late afternoon with Marcus and Bryn.
A good legs stretcher after the drive from the Bay Area. :)
Loved it and enjoyed it much as always.
Stayed on the summit and simply chilled for two full hours. Had it to myself for an hour and half until someone else showed up...
Quick climb at sunset.
went from tioga road. great views, fun to run down last portion. meandered around area, lots of old mining stuff remaining.
Went up Gaylor Peak in the morning from Tioga Pass.
Hiked with Jean. Great View of Mt Dana, Gibbs, Gaylor Lake, Upper Gaylor Lake, and Granite Lake.
...had to go back to look for my sunglasses that were lost somewhere up there while on the way down the day before. Never found them, but enjoyed the view as usual.
Right after Tioga Pass was open... Lots of snow. View was amazing, as always.