Did this one with Michael Eschenberg. A backcountry ranger suggested this peak to us when we shared our hiking route plans with him. It was a good one.
Crazy mosquitoes down low but awesome views from the top.
Made the climb on the last day of July in the middle of a heat wave with almost nobody else on the summit trail (I only saw one group of two on the slopes, long after I'd already come down) - a miracle made possible by the park's Covid-related entry restrictions. The views of northern Yosemite and points beyond were beyond compare -- those to the south were dulled by haze and the angle of the sun. Looking down the precipice at Lake 9820 was a thrill I won't soon forget...
Mt.Hoffmann Hike @ Yosemite on 06/20. Started hiking from May Lake Trailhead @ 9 40 am. Reached Mt.Hoffmann peak around by 12 15 pm in under 2hr 30 minutes. Temperature is around 70 and no wind. The Yosemite NP views from Hoffman peak simply spectacular and amazing! You need to scale and feel the beauty at 10875 feet elevation!
The trail to May Lake is neatly marked but from May Lake to Mt.Hoffman 50% of trail is we could figure out rest we need to follow the Cairnes on the trail. Last .75 miles pretty intense and we need to use hands to climb up big boulders. On the trail there are lots of lose rocks. scramble, big boulders, gravel and climb using hands as well. It is a short hike of 4.2 miles oneway from trailhead. The views from Mt.Hoffman is amazing and considered as Geographical center of Yosemite National Park.
Elevation at trailhead: 8,710 feet (2,655 meters).
Mt. Hoffmann Elevation: 10,845 feet (3,305 meters).
A day trip from the bay to get a little fresh air. Nice hike, but the highlight of the day may have been the sandwich at Ferrarese's in Oakdale
A decent amount of snow still left along the banks of May Lake. Ascended via SE chute to summit meadow, then straight up to ugly antenna summit. More fun scrambling along the ridge towards Hoffman's Thumb.
Nice use trail to follow up from May Lake. Grand view from the summit, except for the radio repeater.
Made to the top in a problematic weather. With Jean. Thunder storm later at night.
With Todd & John. Plenty of Marmots on the summit
nice hike with great views
Was driving to Mammoth for a weekend of peakbagging, decided to do Hoffman in the morning and North Peak in the afternoon to help acclimate for the weekend fun. Hoffman was crowded and is class 1. Incredible views though! Trip report is HERE.
Much easier with an experienced teammate/leader who knew what we're doing. Did the less-traveled NE ridge (?) route. Tried some Class 4 stuff but I had to bail and move over to the left for an easier route.
Went too late in the season, there was a ton of snow slush that slowed us down quite a bit. Got to May lake and a little bit past it, then got confused and ran out of time.
Approximate date. Lovely views from this centrally located peak.
Easy hike rewarded with great views!!
...Of Yosemite, more or less. A little bit of a steep hike toward the top, but still pretty easy.
lovely day hike. great views!
Following a visit to Tuolumne Peak, returned to May Lake and started up the standard route. Met four buddies, Jake, Ryan, Nick, and Jake who were on a road trip throughout the West from Ohio. Joined them for the trip up and down. Patches of snow starting at lakeside all the way to the top. Loved the view north and east along with the occasional rumblings of thunder from two storms nearby.
Hung out with a giant marmot on the summit.