Yosemite 2011 ~ Solo UL Hiking & Climbing

Yosemite 2011 ~ Solo UL Hiking & Climbing

Page Type Page Type: Trip Report
Date Date Climbed/Hiked: Jul 20, 2011
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Bouldering, Scrambling
Seasons Season: Summer

Yosemite 2011 - Solo Hiking and Climbing

This is an account of a 4 day solo hiking and climbing trip I did in July 2011. The goal was to get comfortable hiking 15+ miles/day in preparation for a JMT thru hike later in the summer. It turned out to be much more.

I started out hiking past Vernal Falls the day after three people were washed over after carelessly posing for pictures on a rock in the water just 25 feet from the top. I made my mileage goals and climbed the snow fields to the top of Volgelsang in the unusually late snow melt. Below is a link to the trip report and photos:

http://seatosummitultralight.blogspot.com/2011/07/yosemite-2011-four-day-solo-ultralight.html

I hope you enjoy!

~Andy.


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BobSmith

BobSmith - Dec 12, 2011 5:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice report!

Out of curiosity, how much did your pack weigh when you started the trip? I bought a couple of down throws that I velcroed together to form a long quilt. It's really warm and very light. I've been thinking of using it as an UL option to a bag.

bluewater

bluewater - Dec 13, 2011 3:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice report!

Hi Bob, thanks for your comments! I like the idea of attaching the down throws together to make a quilt. Using a quilt took some getting used to, but now it feels like the only way to go.

My base weight was about 7 1/5 lbs with a Bearikade Weekender canister. With food for 4 days and an average of 1/2 liter of water carried my pack weighed 14 1/2 lbs on day one.

Thanx again, Andy.

bluewater

bluewater - Dec 12, 2011 5:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Pack weight

Hi Bob, thanks for your comments! I like the idea of attaching the down throws together to make a quilt. Using a quilt took some getting used to, but now it feels like the only way to go.

My base weight was about 7 1/5 lbs with a Bearikade Weekender canister. With food for 4 days and an average of 1/2 liter of water carried my pack weighed 14 1/2 lbs on day one.

Thanx again, Andy.

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