OCLB - Yosemite National Park Intermediate Backpack

  • Mon, July 08, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sat, July 13, 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • Robinson Creek Trail Head, Sierra Nevada Mountains


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Great Outdoors OC/LB Chapter presents

Yosemite National Park Intermediate Backpack

July 8 July 13, 2019

To go on this backpack, you must click on the "I'm interested" button and the trip leader will contact you.

Contact: Frederick Brown: E-Mail : fredincal346@gmail.com. Phone: 562-754-1838

Interested in spending a week in early July in Yosemite National Park and the Hoover Wilderness. This intermediate backpack is your chance to see and enjoy spectacular Sierra Nevada scenery.

We will leave from the trailhead (about 7,100') at Mono Village Resort at the Twin Lakes outside of Bridgeport, CA at 7 AM on Jul 8. From there, we will backpack 8 miles on the first day to Crown Lake. We will go through forests until we come out onto an open bench with views of Sierra peaks and the Sawtooth Ridge. Going through fields of flowers, we will arrive at Barney Lake (8,260'). From there, we will climb steep switchbacks to the junction with the Peeler Lake trail. Then we will climb past Robinson Lakes, through a hemlock forest and climb to Crown Lake at 9,440'.

On day two, we will go south, passing crestal Snow Lake, known for its golden trout. After rounding the lake, we will cross meadows to reach Rock Island Pass at 10,240'.We will descend from the pass, leaving the trail to cross Rancheria Creek, and then hiking up to Arndt Lake at 9,234'. Distance covered about 5 miles.

Day three will be a rest day. On Day four, we will backpack North to Rock Island Pass, and continue North to Peeler Lake. We will pass through the Kerrick Meadow as we follow Rancheria Creek. Before Buckyeye Pass, we will turn East, coming to Peeler Lake at 9,490'. Distance traveled will be about 5 miles.

On day five, we will have our second rest day. On our last day, we will backpack about 7.5 miles, retracing our route of the first day after we pass the junction of the Crown Lake Trail. Total distance covered will be about 27 miles.

You will need your ten essentials. Click here for the list.  For a list of recommended gear, contact the trip leader. Bear canisters are required. Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking.

To go on this backpack, you must click on the "I'm interested" button and the trip leader will contact you.. This trip is limited to a total of six people.

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