Nice day, good weather
5th annual climb. This time as a one day trip. Left the car at 5am, base of climb at 10am, summit at 4pm, headed down at 5pm, and reached the car at 8pm. Long 15 hour day. Started and ended in the dark. Unfortunately the summit wasn't as fun since it was windy and overcast, but the route was still very enjoyable. 5 teams on the route that day.
My favorite hike so far. I have done it 3 other times since. Could not summit once due to the cables being down.
Nice dayhike. Left early to beat the crowds.
Nice hike with my wife on our first time in Yosemite.
6 am start on the trail and made it to see sunrise through Nevada Falls. It is quite a sight to see. We hit the cables at about 9 am then spent about an hour on the summit. We got back down the cables prior to a horde of people arrived at bottom. All in all it was a fairly easy hike that we fininshed in about 7 hours.
Wanted to camp at Little Yosemite but couldn't get a permit. So we decided to do it as a day hike. We started from Happy Isles at 5:30am the next morning, and reached the summit by 11am. It was a beautiful clear day, no clouds and very little wind. The crowds starting coming up around noon. We took our time on the summit and made it back to the parking lot by 4:30pm.
Started the trail Sunday at 3:30 pm, reached Little Yosemite at 7:00 pm (via Mist Trail) and camped there. Woke up at 7:00 am and stayed at camp until 10:00 am due to the closure, got to the closed part of the trail at 1:00 pm and waited until 3:45 pm for the workers to finish and open the trail. Made the summit 4:23 pm, we decided to camp another night so we wouldnt have to walk out in the dark. Got back to camp at 6:30 pm. Left camp the next day at 7:15 am and took the John Muir trail back down, back to the car by 10:00 am.
All in all a great hike
Hiked with Betty - her first time in Yosemite. Spectacular climb no matter which way you do it! Traditional swim in the Merced on the way down was refreshing as always.
Summitted a few times, however once was able to spend a night up there under a full moon. Will remember that experience forever
Great trip with Hesson and AD. F'in UFO's!!!!!
Left at 6:15 am, summited at 11:45 am, got back to Happy Isles at 5:25 pm. The cables were awesome, and it wasn't very crowded, which was nice.
A long and hot solo trek. The granite dust bothered my throat, but despite this the hike was one of the best I've done. I want to come back here with a partner.
First big wall. Good experience. Rain, hail, lightning, rock fall, night climbing, runout, whippers, and just about everything else that could happen.
Did it in a long day. 14.5 hrs. Very cool. One I'd always wanted to do. Have also done Snake dike.
Not a mountain as much of a work of rock art. Look at the profile of this thing: it's really a unique thing in the world.
Anyway, uneventful climb in shorts in typical fall California hot dry blue skies. Cables a cakewalk although tedious waiting on people with a fear of exposure taking a lot of time with every step. Lots of people on the summit and a quite festive mood up there.
Cached the gear on the saddle and continued midway up Cloud's Rest to camp under a beautiful old tree with an amazing sunset panarama of the mountain just climbed.
5th year consectively with my wife Bonnie and friend Vernon
This was a very cool hike. From the two waterfalls to the cables near the top, it was great. We camped at Little Yosemite campground in order to hike to Clouds Rest the next day.
Started around 11:00am and reached the summit at 4:00pm. Stayed up at the top for almost an hour. Started back down at 5:00pm and made it the Happy Isles by 8:30pm. First time doing a summit in Yosemite. What I remember from my experience is all the people. The one thing that bothered me was a family that brought a 4 month old baby in a carrier. Some people just have no sense. But over all the views of the Valley were an awesome experience.