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Mokelumne Wilderness, Backpacking TYT on its West Flank

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Notes and Facts about the Tahoe to Yosemite route between the Carson Gap above Highway 88 to Lake Alpine on Highway 4.

Post your experiences, comments, and questions here.

Review the evolution of trail-route conditions over the last few years, and add your trail report to keep us up to date.

Looking South at the Tahoe Yosemite route around SW of Round Top, across the 1st Southbound trail junction to the TY Trail off the PCT
Above: The TYT breaks off from the PCT towards Round Top and The Sisters.

 Looking South at the Tahoe Yosemite route around SW of Round Top across the 1st Southbound trail junction to the TY Trail off the PCT, from the Carson Gap. The Carson Pass sits 1.4 miles to the SE along the PCT. 

The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail splits off from the Pacific Crest Trail at the Carson Gap to cross onto the Western Flank of the Sierras heading to Lake Alpine. This section of the TYT features a very challenging seven mile segment of unmaintained trail from Summit City Creek to Camp Irene along Summit City Creek and the N Mokelumne River.

History of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Trail Guide:
Carson Gap and Carson Gap to Round Top Lake

Topo Map
Carson Pass Region: The two trails.

Route Discussion #1

Route Discussion #2
Trail Guide

11 20 4 years 37 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Hiker reports updating Tahoe to Yosemite Trail Conditions.


Don't bypass the 2013 reports. We had some wise, observant hikers reporting on the trail in 2013 who reported features I have not seen before.


Read all the trail updates to be as informed as possible.



4 6 3 years 22 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Post up your experiences. Each individual hiker has different experiences hiking exactly the same route. This is especially true on unmaintained routes such as this.


We may end up taking a different route than most others. It is here in the annual trip reports that you will find the range of experiences necessary to cover your potential range of experiences.

2 2 4 years 51 weeks ago
by Alex Wierbinski

Hiker reports and experiences on the unmaintained segments of the TYT in Mokelumne and Carson Iceberg Wilderness. 

 Make sure we review the other year's reports, above, as all contain valuable information about the evolution of trail conditions, and each reports on conditions you may expect to encounter.

Also check out the reports on the unmaintained route over Saint Marys Pass via the Clarks Fork.

1 1 3 years 44 weeks ago
by Johnnys13

Exiting the Tahoe Basin through the Carson Gap offers Tahoe to Yosemite hikers three routes to Round Top Lake.



2 2 5 years 1 week ago
by Alex Wierbinski
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