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#1039655 - 10/26/11 08:54 PM [TR] Mount Conness - via Young Lakes 10/23/2011
off_the_hook Offline

Registered: 05/15/03
Posts: 186
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Loc: San Carlos, CA
Trip: Mount Conness - via Young Lakes

Date: 10/23/2011

Trip Report:
October 23rd was another spectacular fall day in the Sierras with an extremely scenic and pleasant climb of Mount Conness via Young Lakes. The route we took is one of the longer approaches to the mountain, but the views of Tuolumne Meadows and gorgeous Young Lakes along the way more than compensated. I did not have any expectations for Young Lakes but they turned out to be one of the highlights of the day and we spent considerable time at the main lower lake both on the trek in and on the way out. New snow on the surrounding cliffs of the Young Lakes cirque added to the beauty and this is a place I will definitely be returning to explore. Mount Conness provides a commanding view of virtually all of the Yosemite high country including a great overlook of Half Dome and Tenaya Lake. My favorite angle from the summit was looking up Lyell Canyon to Mount Lyell and Mount Maclure.

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Trail to Young Lakes via Lembert Dome parking at Tuolumne Meadows.

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#1039726 - 10/27/11 10:01 AM Re: [TR] Mount Conness - via Young Lakes 10/23/2011 [Re: off_the_hook]
OlympicMtnBoy Offline
Marilyn Monroe

Registered: 09/23/03
Posts: 1172
TRs: 38 Photos: 73
Loc: Georgetown (Seattle)
Holy photo blast batman! Nice pics though, that is a great way to do it. Makes a nicer loop I think. Kinda pretty crags I'd love to check out some time above Young Lakes too.

#1039783 - 10/27/11 03:52 PM Re: [TR] Mount Conness - via Young Lakes 10/23/2011 [Re: off_the_hook]
genepires Offline

Registered: 06/27/01
Posts: 3531
TRs: 8 Photos: 59
Loc: sharing-hood
f'in beautiful country.
climbing is good enough for a lifetime but a lifetime is not good enough for climbing.

#1039909 - 10/28/11 06:32 PM Re: [TR] Mount Conness - via Young Lakes 10/23/2011 [Re: off_the_hook]
yellowlab03 Offline

Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 187
TRs: 1 Photos: 1
Loc: Fort Braggistan, NC
Awesome pics, grew up running around that area. Makes me miss home!

#1044591 - 11/25/11 06:33 PM Re: [TR] Mount Conness - via Young Lakes 10/23/2011 [Re: off_the_hook]
ezra Offline

Registered: 08/02/11
Posts: 53
TRs: 2 Photos: 0
Loc: Ideeeho
An absolute home run,
What kinda camera are you shottin with????


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