Hiking Yosemite National Park
by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
© 2016 Suzanne Swedo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
The trail was nice. For water, definitely use the lakes that have moving water otherwise it's a bit gritty. Definitely best to do the trail counterclockwise. We didn't since we got there late and need to grab a campsite quickly. The view as nice but the water source wasn't as great as it could have been if we had continued further along the trail. We'll definitely go back earlier in the season as some of the smaller water-ways were dry. But still worth it. Most people were there for the day-hike or to fish.
An easy hike around a number (20?) of incredibly beautiful lakes. The boat trip is well worth the money, since it gives you more time to take side trips around the various lakes. I have done the loop in both directions, and suggest counterclockwise.
WARNING! The map in the book is wrong for how the trail goes around Lakes Helen and Shamrock. The store at the trail head gives away a map that has all these things right.
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