Ghost Town Hike
|Trip Date: 07/17/2015
Distance: 2.0 Miles
Vertical Gain: 300'
Group Size: 1
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Be sure to check out this information plaque regarding the history of this town, as it was instrumental in developing Tioga Pass Road, what you used to get to this starting point.|
it is slightly misspelled on this sign, just across the bridge from the
parking area is the start of the trail to the ghost town.
|The beginning of the trail follows Lee Vining Creek for a few hundred feet before turning off to the west.|
|Much of the trail is pretty easy to follow, but there are one or two sections that require looking around to see where to go next and one section that looks to have been partially washed away.|
|Most of the trail follows
another creek, which as you will see once getting to the town site
flows down from high above.
|At just about the mile point you will have the two remaining buildings in sight, as well as a small information plaque just below the bigger of the two.|
|A little more infomation on
the town site.
|Information about the buildings can be found by the doors on the north side.|
|A shot of the buildings and Mt. Dana, which I had summitted earlier in the day.|
|Interesting to see there are some people up on top of the mountain on this shot. They could very well be the same ones I met on my way back down earlier in the day.|
|One source of water for the town was probably this waterfall which comes from an unknown source, probably a spring, high above the townsite.|
|One more framed look at the very distinctive Mt. Dana peak to the south.|
|Somehow I missed this one on the way to the town, but on the way back I stopped to enjoy the show.|
|Finally, back to the trailhead, after a very short two mile trek there and back.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|