California Trail Runs page updated:March, 2011
Yosemite Trail runs (listed alphabetically)
page updated:September 23, 2005
Catra runs 50 miles, climbs a 5 pitch route, AND runs ANOTHER 50 miles!
Cathedral Range Traverse
On September 3, 1988 I made a complete traverse of the Cathedral Range in 9:50:00 car to car (at the Cathedral Lakes Trailhead. I climbed (in order) SE Buttress (5.5) of Cathedral Peak (20 min.), North Face of Eichorn Pinnacle (5.4), all nine Echo Peaks (including the SW Face of Echo 9 � 5.7), Echo Ridge, the North Ridge of Matthes Crest,(5.6), the NW corner (4th class) of the Cockscomb, Mt Althuski (peak 10.880+ / just south of Unicorn Peak � the name came from the peak register), South Ridge (4th class) Unicorn Peak. In all I counted 17 peaks in this traverse. submitted by Mark Spencer.
I did an abridged version of the Cathedral Range Traverse in a hair over 7 hours CTC. I thought it was only 9 peaks (that's what I'd heard) so I did, in order: Cockscomb, Something in Between Cockscomb and Matthes Crest (didn't know if it was a peak), North ridge of Matthes (scary, I thought), 7 Echo Peaks (I found these confusing and sort of silly, "hey, shit, there's another one"), Cathedral. Didn't do Eichorn because, well, now I had done more than 9 and wasn't really sure just what kind of "traverse" this whole thing was and figured I'd missed some stuff, so I just ran home. …. once when sitting in the general store parking lot without a partner thinking about some exercise. I looked at my watch and it was 5:30. I drove down to the Cathedral parking area. Ran up and down, and was back in the parking lot before 8:00. Since I wasn't thinking about records, just getting back before dark, all I know for sure is that it was around 2:15 CTC. Submitted by Steve Edwards.
Falls Trail (T in loop trail to winter closure gate, Yosemite Falls)
43:04 - Hari Mix, June 2005
47.58 - Bill Wright. June 2001 (rndtrip: 1:28:35, down 37 minutes)
48:12 - John Black. summer 94
48:30 - Michael O'Neil and Dan Urban, May 2006
50:07 - Russ McBride. July 9th, 2001
51:55 - Will Masterman. May, 2012, Slightly snowy conditions
53:20 - Russ McBride. July 6th, 2001
55:26 - Hans Florine. July 9th, 2001(rndtrip: 1:34, down 33 minutes)
56:20 - Petra "108 lbs of muscle" Moser.
1:29:00 - Jacqueline Florine. June 2001
Four Mile trail (up)
1:09 - Bill Wright road to Glacier Point railing.
1:31:51 - Rebecca. October 99 (with medium pack)
Gunsight (asphalt to saddle)
28:30 - Hans Florine. October 99
Half Dome run ( Happy Isles to top AND back to Happy Isles)
2:28:18 - Rickey Gates, July ? 2010 ( 1:28:47 up, 59:31 down)
2:30:50 - Ryan Ghelfi, June 16th 2008 ( 1:32:54 up, 57:56 down)
2:38:21 - Hari Mix, June 10th 2005 ( 134:22 up, 103:59 down)
2:51:56 - Mark Spencer. June 19th 1982 ( 1:38:45 up, 1:13:11 down)
3:15:02 - Bill Wright. July 99 details
3:19:00 - Jeff Cowling. August 14, 2000 1:44 up (Upper Pines campground to summit); return in 1:35 (no water).
3:33:00 - Hans Florine. June 98
3:35:00 - Tod Mei. July 98 ( no water!)
3:50:00 - Warren Harding. 1950s ( no water!)
4:10:36 - Jeff List. August 29, 2002 ( 2:19:16 up,1:51:20 down, 14 at top)
4:23 - Scott Allen August, 1978
5:45:00 - Lou Lorber. September 99 ( estimate, this was before doing Falls trail and Four mile trail, details)
6:00* - Gregory Greenhouse, 2005, *Tagging both Half Dome and Cloud's Rest before returning to the Valley.
9:20:00 - Steve Edwards. July 98 ( no water till he cramped up and fell down in a locked up position, then ended up helping a woman out with a twisted ankle) details
Ostrander Lake (6.2 miles from Glacier Point road trail head.)
1:11:00 out, (1800 ft gain), 55:00 coming back, 2:13:00 roundtrip - Hans Florine. September 2000
Pohono Trail run ( Wawona tunnel to Dewey point)
1:10:00 - Hans Florine. August 99 ( with wrist weights and poles)
Sentinel Dome loop
40:00 - Bill Wright
Mt. Starr King � 9092�
Back in 1990, Ben Schiffren mentioned that he had climbed Mt. Starr King from the Mono Meadows Trailhead in just under two hours. Since I was living in Yosemite West at the time, and had scouted routes to Starr King for the Southern Yosemite Rock Climbs book, I knew some brush free paths to the dome. On October 1, 1990, I ran from Mono Meadows Trailhead, over the domes to the south of Starr King and up the Southeast Face 5.5 in 1:40:03. I didn�t think to record the return trip, but did notice an entry from Ned Gilette listing a 2:30:00 ascent from Yosemite Valley! submitted by Mark Spencer.
"Pine line loop"
9:46 – Hans Florine, 4:42 to base , 35 to the tree, 1:43 on descent,( Lynn Hill was filming the NBC today show and I had to stop for 15 seconds to say "hello and gotta go"), 2:46 on return run.
10:16 - Hans Florine, 5:10 from pavement to base, 62 to tag tree, 80 seconds to descend, 2:44 to return to pavement
10:21 - Bill Wright, 4:30 from pavement to base, 89 to tag tree, 87 seconds to descend, 2:55 to return to pavement.
West Face of El Capitan approach hike
46:00 - Timmy O'Neill and Hans Florine. ( with packs)
Tuolumne Triple--Tenaya, full Matthes Crest traverse, and Cathedral
6:10 - Hamik Mukelyan (Tenaya beach parking lot to Cathedral Lakes trailhead)
California 14ers, ( 14ers linked in a push see here: JackRussHans)
7:28 - Hari Mix. July 2010 ( CTC, 4:38 up and 2:58 down.)
8:36 - Hans Florine. August 98 ( CTC, second day of all the 14ers in 10 days)
8:46 - Russ McBide. August 98 ( samd above)
10:30 - Jacki Adams. September 99 ( CTC)
11:08 - Peter Coward and Jacqueline Florine, July 2006 ( CTC, after doing nine other 14ers. see: http://jacquelineflorine.com/14ers )
1:39:26 - Robert Webb. 1985 ( from Horse Camp to summit)
12:57- Jay Anderson & Liz Schramm. Bunny flat to Bunny flat. Aug/?/2000 (Av. Gulch)
7:40 - Vitaliy M. Bunny flat to Bunny flat.
Cirque Peak/Mt Langley Loop
8:? - Jay Anderson. August 2000(New Army pass approach old AP descent)
9:17 - Jerry Dodril and Hans Florine. August 98 (CTC)
4:19 - Russ McBride. August 98 (time is up only, 8th day of doing all the 14ers in 10 days)
5:19 - Tony Ralph and Hans Florine. August 98 ( same above but day 7)
2:58 - Hari Mix, July 2010.(CTC), (1:58 up, 1:00 down)
3:48 - Hans Florine, September 2000.(CTC), (2:08 up, 1:32 down)
4:11 - Jack McBroom, August 2000. (CTC), ( in the middle of his record ascent of all 14ers)
4:22 - Bob Banks, August 2002.(CTC), (2:16 up, 1:28 down)
2:15 - unknown CTC via the Mountaineers route.( Email ME! if you know who!)
3:10:07 - Jason Lackey CTC. 1999?
4:00 - unknown CTC via the East Face.( Email ME! if you know who!)
5:00 - Jeff Cowling CTC, October 16, 2000 in 3:00 (Portal to summit); return in 2:00 (one 12 oz. bottle water).
8:36 - Willie Benegas, Nancy Feagin, Hans Florine, and Christian Santelices. July 93 (CTC, Up East face down main trail)
9:20 - Jacki Adams. September 99 (CTC)
12:00 - Russel, Whitney, and Muir. Hans Florine. September 2000,(CTC)
Other stuff in California
Conness via the harding southwest face Brian Ketron and Nathan Kerr, in summer 2001, in a ctc time of 7 hours.
Keeler Needle (Harding Route)
14 hours car to car, - .Brian Ketron and Jamie Anderson in the summer of 2000 6am to 8pm.
17hrs car to car - Mike Friedreichs and Jay Anderson 8/2/96