Yosemite National Park
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Looking way down from Mt. Hoffman in Yosemite backcountry
Yosemite is a only a few hours from San Francisco, but it seems like worlds away while you are standing up near My Hoffman and looking down at the immense granite landscape. It truly feels as if you are on top of the world..... Once in the park, get out of the crowds and head up Tioga Pass toward the east end of the park. A two lane road, which is only open in spring and summer, winds through some beautiful, pristine forest and leads all the wat to Eastern entrance and passage to Mono Lake. after a little over an hour from the start of Tioga Pass you 'll come to a pull out for May Lake. Park the car, hike in about 30 mins to this gorgeous high altitude lake of a deep blue color. You can fish, camp relax. You do have to be aware of bears and treat your food accordingly with the bear boxes. At the lake begins the trailhead to Mt Hoffman above the lake at over 10,ooo ft and 360 degree views of the whole Sierra Nevada range. Its about 1.5 to 2.5 hours to the top depending on your experience. Once there, the reward is amazing. A ton of marmots are running around looking at you with little old men faces....... The photo is of a buddy, on one of the crags 5 mins opposite Mt. Hoffman. A great view and backcountry escape.....
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