JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 4- Sunrise HSC to Half Dome to Happy Isle

Day 4 was another high mileage day that included ascending to the top of Half Dome.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Sunrise High Sierra Camp to Half Dome to Happy Isle
Distance: Approximately 16 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 3 – Lyell Canyon to Sunrise Camp

Day 3 was an unplanned, high mileage day to make up miles and get closer to Half Dome.  We stopped off at Tuolumne Meadows for some food and headed towards Sunrise High Sierra Camp (HSC).

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Lyell Canyon to Sunrise High Sierra Camp
Distance: 22 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 2 – Ruby Lake to Lyell Canyon

Our goal for the day was to traverse over Donohue Pass into Yosemite Wilderness, stopping short of Kuna Creek and the camping prohibition zone.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Ruby Lake to Lyell Canyon (over Donohue Pass)
Distance: 11-12 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 1

The hike from Devils Post Pile to Ruby Lake was nearly all completely up-hills.  Along the way, we passed Rosalie Lake, Shadow Lake, Trinity Lakes, and Garnet Lake.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center, Devils Post Pile to Ruby Lake
Distance: 12 miles
Difficulty:  Strenuous
Duration:  N/A

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JMT Devils Post Pile to Yosemite – Day 0

We drove two separate vehicles and parked them at each end of the trail for easier transportation.  The drive was long and traffic was terrible, due to the National Park Centennial.

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The Quick and Dirty:
Location: 
Yosemite Valley Happy Isle Trail Head, Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center
Distance:
Day 0 – Varies, Happy Isle Trail Head and Mammoth Lakes Adventure Center
Difficulty:  N/A
Duration:  N/A

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