Route: Lake Vernon Loop (CA)

California, US
23.6 mi

Starting and finishing from the Dam at Hetch Hetchy. This loop is normally a 3-day backpacking loop of 25 miles. Going up to the Beehive Meadows to Lake Vernon. Over a ridge to TillTil Valley and down to Rancheria Falls. From Rancheria Falls follow the trail along the reservoir back to the dam. Time was started after crossing the dam and entering a tunnel and stopped when finished through the tunnel to get back onto the dam.

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On May 10th 2019 I completed this loop in 7 hours and 42 minutes. I neglected to using a tracking app on this run. During this time of the year (Spring) the area between Lake Vernon and Tiltill Valley has approximately 3 miles of snow to navigate through. I look forward to seeing the loop be done more in a day. Next time I will make sure to use a tracking app.

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Planning on giving this loop a go on 22 Jun. Will use strava to track my effort.