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  1. Ken Moore
    Ken Moore April 10, 2018 at 9:53 am

    One of the foremost delights of Tuolumne Meadows [Ed. note: I think Ken means Lyell Fork of Tuolumne River] is the limitless number of great swimming spots. Nothing like a mid day dip to refresh and recharge, and getting you prepared to head up Donahue Pass. A nice swim, a leisurely lunch, lay in the sun for a bit, and then back on trail. You will be fresh and energized, and zip right up. An added, plus is the delight of losing trail sweat and feeling clean.

  2. Peter Montalbano
    Peter Montalbano April 12, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Good suggestions, but overnighting once at Lower Cathedral Lake the mosquitoes were worse than i’ve experienced anytime, anywhere in the world! I know this is seasonal, but I had the sense that they are thicker and more persistent there than almost anywhere else. They drove me crazy, and I had to spend most of the time zipped securely inside my tent! 🙁

  3. John Nouveaux
    John Nouveaux April 12, 2018 at 9:25 am

    My wife and I have used the Cathedral Lakes (twice!) as destination backpack sites. We stayed each time for four days, and leading into the 4th of July insanity in Yosemite- still saw maybe 10 people a day tops. We love this idea of “base camp” backpacking as it really allows you to dig into an area exploring more of its nooks and crannies.

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