High Sierra Camp Loop Hike - Day 6
An edited version of my adventure on the High Sierra Camps Loop appeared in the second issue of Sidewalk - A hiking and backpacking magazine
|Trip Date: 08/26/2014
Distance: 7.6 Miles
Vertical Gain: -1500'
Group Size: 6
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Vogelsang Peak with some of the early morning sunrise hitting the top.|
|All packed up and ready to
head out on the last day.
|The sign at Vogelsang HSC indicating how much distance was left before we were finished.|
|This marmot was one of the many creatures we passed along the way down to Tuolumne Meadows.|
|This experienced falcon flew
along ahead of us, apparently looking for food that we would stir up by
hiking along the trail.
|Our group headed along the trail, enjoying the open vistas that we had for most of the day.|
|Looking back toward Vogelsang Peak, where we had spent the previous night.|
|One of a couple of mule trains
we passed on the way down, taking supplies to Vogelsang HSC.
|Ron and Joan, our guides on the last day enjoying some lunch about 2/3 of the way back to the cars.|
|Once we hit the PCT, we were within a couple of miles of the end of the adventure.|
|The last Yosemite metal sign that we would pass before we got to the end.|
|Brent at the first of a couple of bridges over the Tuolumne River.|
|Lots of glacial evidence at this spot, including a distinctive (and deep) glacial pothole.|
|Myself at the Tuolumne River bridge, just a few hundred feet from the end of our 51 mile trip.|
|Diane and Brent happy to have the trip finished.|
|And finally, one last shot of the entire group.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|