Topo and GPS tracks of today's route. Started the loop at the Tioga Pass in the upper left.
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08/30/2004 09:20 PM
Left from the Gaylor Peak trailhead near Tioga Pass shortly before 6:30. The use trail to Dana starts aross the street from this lot. Was the only car in the lot on this frosty morning.
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08/28/2004 06:24 AM
Looking up at Dana (right highpoint) from Tioga Pass.
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08/28/2004 06:25 AM
Saw this deer as the trail turned to head up the slopes of Dana. Aside from the birds & rodents, this would be the only wildlife sighting of the day.
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08/28/2004 06:41 AM
Looking back down as the sun creeps down into Tioga Pass. Gaylor Peak is on the far side of the pass.
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08/28/2004 07:06 AM
The sun beat me to the plateau by about 100 yards. From here, I was hiking directly into the rising sun for the next hour or so. (The Dana summit now visible again as I gained the plateau)
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08/28/2004 07:38 AM
Up on the plateau now, looking back to the north. I was much more familiar with the territory to the north than on my last trip to Dana, and was able to see most of the route from my ascent of Mt Conness earlier in the month. (Left Edge: White Mountain, then Conness, North Peak and Saddlebag Lake)
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08/28/2004 07:41 AM
Looking westward toward Tuolumne Meadows. Mammoth Peak on the Left. The shadow is from Mt. Dana.
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08/28/2004 07:51 AM
Back in the shadow of Dana as I approached the top of the Solstice Couloir.