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Ascent to May Lake High Sierra Camp Lake Loop on 2010-09-11

Climber: Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:May Lake High Sierra Camp Lake Loop
    Elevation:9200 ft / 2804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Just followed a semi-use trail around May Lake.... wanted to explore the high sierra area a little bit more and look for USGS markers on Nate's birthday. My mistake was not asking the people who ran the camp WHERE the USGS marker was. Instead, I just walked around the lake. Some boulder scrambling, and on the back half there wasn't a well defined trail. But just followed the lakeshore in the shadow of Mt. Hoffman. About an hour for the 2.5 mile loop. Once I finished, I asked the camp owners where I could find a USGS marker - they knew of one atop Mt. Hoffman. But I was pretty much out of daylight. But... never say never.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Start Trailhead:May Lake High Sierra Camp  
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:May Lake High Sierra Camp  
Ascent Part of Trip: Yosemite Backpacking!

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Glen Aulin, High Sierra Camp2010-09-10 
2Waterwheel Falls2010-09-10 
3May Lake High Sierra Camp2010-09-111400 ft / 427 m
4May Lake High Sierra Camp Lake Loop2010-09-11 
5Mount Hoffmann2010-09-112650 ft / 808 m
6Elizabeth Lake2010-09-12500 ft / 152 m
7Clouds Rest2010-09-133426 ft / 1044 m
8Mist Falls2010-09-140 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 7976 ft / 2431 m    Total Trip Loss: 6076 ft / 1852 m



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