March 22, 2014 · 7:45 AM
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MEET AT TARGET ON MADISON AND 80 at 7:45 leaving no later than 8:00AM. Or at Starbucks on Elm at 8:30AM leaving no later than 8:45.
We will lose cell service when we get near the trail head so we are asking that everyone meets at the carpool locations. We are headed back out to Euchre Bar Trail for a fitness hike. This will count toward your 1 fitness hike requirement in order to attend half dome. Anyone is welcome on this hike (not just Half Dome attendees).
For those of you who went with us last time, we will not be going through the BEAUTIFUL sights we saw with Kim K. Within the first 2miles the trail descends almost 1,800 feet to some camp sites and a foot bridge. While steep, the trail is in very good shape with lots of shade. We'll take a short break here before the climb out of the canyon, which is the same way we came in: about 2 miles of steep switchbacks.
We'll take a break at the cars, fill up water if needed (bring your own refills as there is no water source at the parking area). The bathrooms have not had toilet paper either time I've been there (just a heads up). Then we'll start back down again.
YES! We will be taking on the hill twice in one day to test our fitness levels. This will be 8 miles of steep switchbacks. Bring lots of water & Snacks.
Only Very Well Mannered dogs please.
Trailhead: Iron Point/Euchre Bar Trailhead is located 3.5 miles from the Alta Exit at Interstate 80. Go right off the exit and then turn onto Casa Loma Road that parallels I-80 east. Bear to the right and pass over the narrow bridge at canyon creek. Stay on the paved road past and cross RR tracks. Pavement ends at 2.4 miles and at 2.8 miles the road comes back to the tracks. Turn right here, cross the tracks and follow road .7 miles to Iron Point. The path to Iron Point is on the right; go left for porta potty and Euchre Bar Trail parking. There is minimal parking near the porta potty but there is a parking lot just above it. If you have a vehicle that allows you to off road easily, please use the parking lot and allow the spots near the bathrooms for cars that aren't as out doorsy haha.