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The Lofty Lake Loop hike is an extraordinary adventure. The route visits several worthy fishing holes and a couple of dazzling alpine meadows. The Lofty Lake area offers several opportunities for the backpacker.
The basic loop hike can be completed in 3 to 4 hours. Optional routes will add 1 1/2 hours to your adventure. A vehicle shuttle is not required for this loop route. All hikers in your party should carry a minimum of one liter of water. Water is plentiful in this area, but all water taken from lakes and streams should be filtered before drinking.
The route contains no real obstacles. Experienced and intermediate hikers will have no problems with this route. Novice hikers will need to pay attention to their map and route description. Lofty Lake Loop is rated 1 II using the Yosemite Decimal System.
Navigation for this route is easy. A GPS is useful in identifying waypoints and verifying your location. Good map reading skills are helpful. It should be noted that due to new trail construction and trail realignment the USGS maps are not accurate in relation to trail location. The trails are correctly located on the map provided.
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