Lyell, Hutchings Creek, and Vogelsang 2018

Tuolumne Meadows to Upper Lyell Canyon

Monday, August 20, 2018

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With heavy packs sometimes it's nice to start with an easy day.  The hiking doesn't get much easier than the almost-level stroll up Lyell Canyon.  Near the end of the day's hike we had some views of Lyell and Maclure above the end of the canyon.  The trail here is a section of both the John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail.

Journal Entry:  First day of Lyell trip.  Arrived at Tuolumne Meadows yesterday and camped in the backpacker’s campground.  Started hike at 8:30 or so.  Easy, fairly level hike about 9 miles up Lyell Canyon with about 400 ft. elevation gain.  Lots of people on this section as expected.  Arrived at the steeper uphill 2:30 or so and found a campsite uphill from the trail with water sounds.  Afternoon to relax!  Weather is great, breezy at times with just a few thin clouds.  Tomorrow we head up to the Lyell Glacier.

Lyell Canyon

Mt. Lyell (right of center above snow)
and Mt. Maclure (far right)

Mt. Lyell and Mt. Maclure

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