November 1, 2019
Tuolumne Meadows – Pacific Crest Trail
Yosemite National Park
Not sure why I didn’t include this in my original Yosemite postings from last fall, but hey, better late than never.
Court and I were in Yosemite for Greg and Cat’s wedding (awesome venue guys!) and we took a day trip up Tioga Road to Tuolumne Meadows to get a quick hike in on the PCT. Tuolumne Meadows is at roughly mile 941 on the PCT and is a resupply point for hikers during the season. During the fall, however, all of the accommodations and stores are shut down and it is deserted. It was kind of an eerie feeling, but the silence and stillness was nice.
We just did a quick jaunt on the trail of about 1.5 miles from the Tuolumne Meadows lodge parking lot to Twin Bridge and back, but hey, chalk up another 1.5 miles on the PCT for me!
The Tuolumne River was already icing over in the early fall.