Eagle Peak / Yosemite Falls @ 14-15 miles@ 4300 feet elev gain (Yosemite NP)

  • April 27, 2013 · 8:00 AM

 

 

 

Eagle peak sits between Yosemite falls and el capitan, I think we can see part of yosemite falls from there, think it gives you a view similar to glacier point just from the other side, the peak is 7779 feet

I have not hiked this peak, we will see how the view will be.

 

 

 

 

 

Distance 14-15 miles

Elevation gain estimated @ 4300 feet.

Difficulty **very strenous***

Speed, my hikes go usually at a good speed, not slow.

Meeting time 8 am

meetup fee $ 1

Park entrance fee $ 20 per car, unless you have the nat'l parks pass

 

**Please read it all first before you add to the waitlist**

** You should have done similar hikes,

**you are responsible for your own safety, staying away from cliffs, drop offs, etc.

**8 am start means you have to leave Bay Area around 4 am. or earlier depending where you live.

Weather / **cancellation** if the weather is really lousy I may cancell this hike on short notice, if you have camp / room reservation you have to either cancell or go and do your own hike

**You have to add to the waitlist and answer my questions which come up when  you RSVP, **

** First longer Break, at the first intersection after about 4 miles, this is close to the top of the falls, we get into the forest, there is a creek and trail signs. If you are struggling with the hike this is the time you can bail out and just go to the top of the falls. **I will wait / break for about 15-20 min if you are a lot further behind (we will have moved on if you don't see us there) you will have to just visit the top of the falls and turn around, I am not a really fast hiker and will take some pic's along the way, last time it took around 2 hrs 30 min to get to that intersection. the route to the top of the waterfalls should be well travelled and we return this way, I don't feel like I am abandoning you.

Trail Conditions,

Steep sections, stairs, **slippery areas*** soggy sections**poss. snow***

we may run into a few snow patches / snow fields, going over snow fields is not always easy,

Cross country hiking maybe required if we can't see the trail, I have a gps route up to the Jct where it goes up to Eagle Peak

a meadow we pass through could be very water logged and may cause some wet feet, pack a small towel extra socks just in case.

This is not a hike where you drive up, hike, drive home, that would be a long day with possible traffic on the way home, keep that in mind.

**Camping*** You have to find your own site / share

the only way to find a site will be to keep looking for a cancellation, that's how I got mine. here is the link to the reservation site, ***sites can not be transfered, once in your name you only can cancell if you don't go.***

http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Upper_Pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70925&topTabIndex=Search

You can also look for space at lower pines and north pines, just click on "find other facilities" on the top left of that website.

Route:

starting from the yosemite falls shuttle stop we go up the trail to the top of yosemite falls, and continue on Hetch hetchy trail for about 0.6 miles and then turn left onto the trail towards El Capitan, after about 1.9 miles we reach the jct for eagle peak, we go up eagle peak and then return via the same route, we can to a short side trip to the top of yoemite falls on the way backl

Trail map (also shows meeting point shuttle stop number 6)

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/maps/yosemite_valley_hiking_map_2006.pdf

 

Meeting point

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=37.745985,-119.592839&hl=en&ll=37.746171,-119.592356&spn=0.00319,0.003975&sll=37.746163,-119.592356&sspn=0.003207,0.003975&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&z=18

This is just before shuttle bus stop number 6 (yosemite falls), there is usually**** roadside parking before the stop,**** we should have no problem at 8

map for shuttle bus

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/upload/valleyshuttle.pdf

Water*** Make sure to carry a lot of water around  3 liters

Food, make sure to bring, lunch, snacks etc., this will be a strenous hike***

Waiver: please review, no need to print, I will bring a copy to sign.,

http://files.meetup.com/220424/Super_Fabulicious_waiver_sign-in.pdf

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  • dan

    looks like a fun trip!

    April 28, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    Great hike, friendly bears, awesome people!

    April 28, 2013

  • Irene

    Got lost in Yosemite park. Just arrived the visitor center & just got cell signal. Guess I missed you all. Will still try to see if I can catch up on the trail.

    April 27, 2013

  • Ignacio

    Have a great time and be safe out there!

    April 26, 2013

  • mic c

    sent u an email chris

    April 26, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    Hay all. Mark, myself and one other are driving up early Friday morning and I plan to hike to Nevada falls via Mist trail. Also... We are going to eat at The Mountain Room (awesome restaurant at base of falls) if you want to join us Friday night for dinner or to hike. Message me if interested. I think we will plan to eat around 630 Friday. Also going in on pizza at curry village on Saturday night if anyone wants to pitch in. Oh and of course a beer too Saturday night:) SO EXCITED!!!

    April 25, 2013

  • mic c

    hey chris, do you have an estimate on finish time? I might drive back sat depending on how tired I am.Thanks.

    1 · April 25, 2013

    • Chris J.

      my best guess would be around 9 hrs for the hike, we probably really get goin at 830 and plus the 9 it would be 530 pm , it's a long drive home after a long tiring hike,

      April 25, 2013

  • Suresh

    I am going to cancel my Hodgdon Meadow campground for Friday and Saturday nights. I will hold on to my cancellation for another day. Please drop a mail to me ASAP, if you would like to book the campsite. So we can work on the time and right after the moment I cancel it, you could reserve it.

    April 22, 2013

    • Pia H.

      for a second I thought you wouldn't be there Saturday and I was going to be totally bummed... I know its like way later but I have an authentic present for you :)

      April 24, 2013

    • Suresh

      Little bit of an upgrade there - moving to the valley for camping, hence released the booked campsite at Hodgdon meadow for other event members. Yeah, its been a while; Looking forward to the present.

      April 25, 2013

  • Theresa G

    I have a campsite at North Pines for Friday and Saturday nights and may have room for one more. Please email me if you need a place to stay.

    April 24, 2013

  • Carl H

    (duplicate post) website conversation snafu… Message me for backpacking onward from Eagle Peak or Carpooling Fri. night or Sun. night.

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    34th on waitlist... going for it!

    April 21, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    Still have room for one more in curry village cabin Friday and sat night.

    April 19, 2013

  • Theresa G

    I am thinking about getting a campsite for Friday and Saturday nights. Is anyone else interested in camping and carpooling?

    April 3, 2013

    • mic c

      hi theresa, im interested if i get moved up to yes.not carpool though

      April 6, 2013

    • mic c

      hey theresa, did u find campsites? EMMy

      April 19, 2013

  • Mary

    Sorry, but I do not have accom booked as I was waiting to see if I would get off the waitlist and feel it is too late to get anything convenient now.

    April 19, 2013

  • Michelle C

    Life Complications came up, I'M bummed....

    April 18, 2013

  • Espie

    Something came up...can't make it

    April 12, 2013

  • Suresh

    I have booked "Hodgdon Meadow campsite" for Friday and Saturday nights. There is room for 2 more. Let me know through my meetup id.

    April 6, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    I have an extra spot in my tent cabin in curry village. It's heated and has three beds. So far there are 2 in. Must not have a snoring issue! Contact me if interested. I am leaving Friday morning and will hike to Nevada falls on Friday, Eagle Peak Saturday and drive b k Sunday morning (not at the crack of dawn...after breakfast and coffee). Prefer someone who wants to carpool with us and if you could drive that would be great too. Price is about $70 total for two nights if split 3 ways.

    April 5, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    Just booked a cabin in curry village so I'm official:)

    April 4, 2013

  • Grant

    rancheria falls instead

    April 3, 2013

  • East Bay Salsa Dance E.

    If I'm on the wait list, and I find a camping spot in yosemite, can I join the hike?

    March 29, 2013

    • Chris J.

      generally no if you are on the waitlist. Only if you have been moved to the "yes" rsvp, otherwise I could end up with a to large of a group, Currently the count is at 20 , that is about the most I like to have, (3 are not shown on the yes rsvp list) I think technically the max group size in the "wilderness" is 15

      1 · March 29, 2013

  • Robert M.

    Out due to scheduling conflict

    March 29, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    Also I'd be down to hike on Sunday as well.

    March 29, 2013

  • Tricia K.

    So excited! Does anyone have an extra spot at camp for me to crash? Would also like to ride with someone. I live in Walnut Creek.

    March 29, 2013

  • Harry N.

    I'll be in Seattle that weekend and can't make it:(

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Jessica L.

    Is there anyone like to carpool from South Bay around North San Jose area?

    March 6, 2013

    • Jessica L.

      Thanks. Realize we are still on the waiting list. Seems like it's too early to plan carpool. lol. Is it better if we leave from Emeryville? Or Maybe we should car pool with "guys" who still have more energy after strenuous hike.

      March 6, 2013

    • Tomaj

      OK...wait and see if we get bumped up...?

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i love challenging hikes at a good speed!

    March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great! i've hiked half dome a few times, and run part of it (but it's too overcrowded to run anymore). i've also done the amazing cloud's rest. i'd love for the opportunity to do this one. i love challenging hikes at a good speed :)

    March 15, 2013

  • mic c

    yes!

    March 15, 2013

  • Suresh

    I have booked the "Hodgdon Meadow campsite" (6 occupants) for Friday and Saturday nights. I will leave Milpitas on Friday 4:00PM. Drop a message to my meetup mail id, if anyone of you wants to share the campsite and carpool together. I have Yosemite pass as well.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited for this hike. If we make it into the group, we're up for car pooling. Subaru Outback will comfortably fit 2 more, 3 max. We probably won't hang out for a campsite cancellation, so will be looking at a motel option. Haven't quite got the geography together, just waiting on getting off the waiting list (and yes, I realize what I just said...) :)

    March 8, 2013

  • Chris J.

    I will move around 16 from the waitlist to the yes list on Thursday night, mostly based on what time added and if the questions have been answered.
    if you don't get moved right away, have some patience , I do expect some turnover before the hike.

    March 6, 2013

  • Harry N.

    This was my first real hike in Yosemite with your group last year, looking forward to it again:). FYI - Eagle peak has far better views than El Cap though covering the last 20' might be easier or difficult based on the snow/ice condition.

    March 5, 2013

    • Chris J.

      Thanks Harry, good to hear about the views, will have to see about the last 20 feet when we get there,

      March 6, 2013

    • Irene

      I am on the waiting list. When & how will I know that it's a go for me?

      March 6, 2013

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