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Elevation: 8,145 ft
GPS: 38.2793, -119.45277
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Shared By: Chris Owen on Feb 17, 2016
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurk Er, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Sharing a border with the Yosemite Wilderness along the High Sierra crest, the Hoover Wilderness encompasses the Sawtooth Ridge (separate in MP for convenience). The wilderness was first established as a "primitive area" in 1931 and was then protected as wilderness in the 1964 Wilderness Act.

The Hoover has relatively little timber throughout much of its steep terrain. Its forests are composed of scattered groves of hemlock, pine, aspen, and cottonwood. Diverse wildflowers spread over the intermittent meadows found here and black bears are common.

Hoover is home to the spectacular Flatiron Butte.

Getting There Suggest change

The Hoover is easily accessible from its southern end (along Highway 120 near Yosemite's Tioga Pass entrance station), as well as from various points along its eastern edge near Highway 395.

ACCESS NOTES

This area is within the Hoover Wilderness. A permit is needed for any overnight stay. ALL of these permits can be found at recreation.gov/permits/445856 (or one can Google Humboldt-Toiyabe wilderness permits). Since COVID there are no longer any walk-up permits available at the Bridgeport Ranger Station. The "walk-up" allotments are available online starting 3 days before your entry date. To camp at the Hulk, climbers want to look for 'Little Slide Canyon' permits - the quota is 8 overnight users can enter each day. Permits are $3 per person.

- Bear cans are required in the Hoover Wilderness. Bear hangs do not meet the standard for food storage - and although bears are not common in Little Slide they are a growing issue in the Robinson Creek drainage. The rodents are already a big issue in this area.

- Wag bags are not legally required but they are **HIGHLY** recommended. There are not a lot of options for burying waste. All TP needs to be packed out regardless. Human waste is most likely to be the issue that would affect or limit access in the future.

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