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Ascent of Yosemite Point on 2017-05-12

Climber: Brian Bragg

Date:Friday, May 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Yosemite Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6939 ft / 2115 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tougher hike than expected in the drifting heavy morning clouds/mist. The seemingly endless uphill was fatiguing, especially when combined with very damp trail conditions in the portions nearest the falls. The falls were near peak flow; I could feel their deep rumble and roar in my bones when close. Water from the falls and/or rain pelted down periodically throughout the hike and a rain coat in my pack came in handy. No real views at the falls overlook due to the near white out conditions. Not a hike to seek solitude on-- there were a LOT of people on this trail even in the less than ideal weather, especially when going back down.

After the falls overlook, went up to Yosemite Point, another half hour or so each way. The trail up to the Point was much quieter-- I saw only a couple of other hikers. After crossing over a bridge at the top of the falls, the trail ascended up a large, mostly open rocky slope before levelling out, and from there reached the Point through pine groves where there were patches of snow. Unfortunately, the clouds continued to roll through and white out conditions prevailed at the Point as well.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Yosemite Falls (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Yosemite Falls Overlook2017-05-12 
2Yosemite Point2017-05-12 



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