Echo Peaks, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, CA
July 1, 2006 (Happy Canada Day!)

Drove out Friday night, and on Saturday I decided to scramble up Echo Peaks in Tuolumne. I was on my way to the Eastern Sierra but the long drive made me want to split up the trip. These peaks were a TON of fun, solid stress-free granite and beautiful views, I was speechless. Did not a see a soul all day once I left the trail, which really surprised me as this was a 4-day weekend! California is crowded, but only close to the roads, it seems... interesting.

I was hoping to traverse over to Cockscomb and Unicorn peaks to complete a full traverse but there were snow patches that turned me back, I am pretty cautious when solo so did not want to take chances. Was back at the car early, drove down to Lee Vining where I found a nice camp spot and cooked dinner, then slept!

Check out my Mt Russell adventure that I embarked on the next day.

  Half Dome as seen from the road in Tuolumne Lola parked on the trailhead for Cathedral Lakes in Tuolumne Meadows  

  Hiking in flip flops to avoid getting my shoes wet worked fairly well! A nice dome with snow Eichorn Pinnacle  

  Marmot on a snowbank Cathedral Peak from the back side (Eichorn on the left) Granite forever  

  Cathedral Peak Echo Peaks Cockscomb on the left  

  Echo Peaks close-up Cathedral and the rest of the view! One of the Echo Peaks  

  Matthes Crest on the left, beautiful! Scrambling up one of the Echo Peaks One of the Echo Peaks  

  One of the Echo Peaks Cathedral Peak  

  it was very windy!  

  Fun & exposed ridge climbing Matthes Crest on the left Matthes Crest  

  Echo Peaks as seen from Echo Ridge Fun ridge  


  Serious climbing territory to traverse here  

  Echo Peaks the meadows  

  From Tioga Rd Mona Lake my campspot for the night  

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