University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
This is a Friday trip for the folks who can't get away Thursday. Carpooling, we'll leave early in the morning of May 16. I prefer 6AM and can be negotiated with, also note that the web site won't let me choose a start time earlier than the 7AM that is built into the trip announcement. From Palo Alto we'll go 84 to 880 to 580 to 5 then 120. People along the way can be picked up if that works. Stop in Oakdale to pick up that day's lunch from a deli, then proceed to Hetch Hetchy. After lunch at the dam we'll climb the switchbacks to the rim of the canyon. Shortly after reaching the rim there is a good campsite that may not have burned in the Rim Fire. Or we can continue on towards Beehive Junction where we can choose between heading for Laurel Lake or Lake Vernon, exactly what we do is partly up the the group and wholly up to stream run off conditions. Return the way we came on Sunday the 18th. A loop through Rancheria is out because the trail past Wapama Falls is closed because of a large rock slide.