From the summit, there are views of the High Country, Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, and Yosemite … Doesn’t look like it will clear up anytime soon. Westside trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows., in Yosemite National Park about 8 miles west of Tioga Pass, the east entrance to the park. Why you should go: A two-day trek that delivers a highlight reel of the best … This Yosemite-related article is a stub. Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . Dog Lake sits at an elevation of 9,240 feet in the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite National Park, California. Elevation Gain: 750 feet (225 meters) The red line shows the route from the trailhead, which is at the eastern end of Tuolumne Meadows , to Dog Lake. Gla cier Point Loop. Young Lakes via Dog Lake) Seasons: Summer & Fall. ( Log Out /  Once inside the tent, we finally relaxed. Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . I tried not to cry. Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. Join me in my search for all things wild and whimsical. But the feeling of absolute freedom gazing over a panoramic sweeping view above the cloud lines, knowing that you survived the trip is empowering as hell.Â. If alpine lakes and mountain peaks are your calling then the Young Lakes Backpacking Trip is the choice for you! There are a total of three: Lower lake, Middle lake (heart shape) and Upper Young's lake to explore. This is why people fall in love with hiking, this feeling of accomplishment. In July, I went on my very first back packing trip to Sunol Regional Park, and in a surprising turn of events fell completely in love with it! You can continue north from Dog Lake, but while most of the trails in Yosemite connect in a vast web that you can follow to nearly anywhere in the park if you're willing to pursue a circuitous enough route, this one dead-ends at Young Lakes, 4.5 miles (7.5 km) north of Dog Lake. Young Lakes - Key Facts. LDY012. This is day 2 of my backpacking Yosemite trip with my 17yo and two of his friends. Young Lakes. My permit is for Young Lakes via Glen Aulin Trail. Visiting Yosemite National Park with my wife in July, we had two things on our must-do list: Climb Half Dome, and backpack to Young Lakes. Elevation: 10912 ft / 3326 m: Sign the Climber's Log! I had a wonderful 3-day backpacking trip to Young Lakes in Yosemite with S&S last week. It was pure carnage. My permit is for Young Lakes via Glen Aulin Trail. Turns out, I was completely wrong. It offers views of Yosemite Valley and provides access to the northern rim of the Valley. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. They are set against the backdrop of Ragged Peak, an appropriately named peak stretching to almost 11,000′. Starting from Tuolumne Meadows from the Young Lakes via Dog Lake trail head, the trail meanders 7 miles up to the high country through forest and open meadows. The first route from the west requires an overnight stay at Young Lakes or … Day 2: Day hike to summit of … 5.0 Trailhead for Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail is also located here. From a 4-day backpacking trip to Upper Young Lakes (elevation 10,250 ft) in August 2011. We put away our things and hurtled back down the mountain. The Young Lakes are nestled in a beautiful basin surrounded by numerous peaks over 12,000 feet. 9/29/2011 - Please view the Full-size Upload to avoid distracting image artifacts. When we first glimpsed the meadow, I gasped, overwhelmed by the natural beauty. But oh, those views and the sense of freedom! Distance: 13 miles (21 km) round trip to White Cascade and the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet (2,550 meters) Glen Aulin Elevation: 7,900 feet (2,400 meters) Total Elevation … Day 2: Day hike to summit of Mount Conness. We did this as an overnight but would be great as a two-nighter, allowing for more time to enjoy the lak Conness. From Tuolumne Meadows The most spectacular route is from the Young Lakes (usually reached from the Lembert Dome parking lot at Tuolumne Meadows): after the second Young Lake, walk down into the valley below heading northeast, ascend the canyon upstream to the right of the massive mountain that now covers Mt Conness … Overnight parking is prohibited in the Lembert Dome lot. Enjoy & research Yosemite National Park, California with trail guides, topo maps, photos, reviews & GPS routes on Trails.com. We were exhausted and achy from the seven mile ascent the day before. Young Lakes are three lakes, north of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park, California. Why you should go: This high altitude trek traverses alpine lakes, wildflowers, and campsites under the bohemoth summits of Ragged Peak and Mt. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and one of the ten tallest in the world. Difficulty: Easy/Medium. The lakes are located southeast of Ragged Peak and 11.5 miles west of Lee Vining. Mount Conness is located on the north east border of Yosemite National Park at an elevation of 12,590′. This is a fairly popular destination, though I’m told not as crowded as other Tuolumne Meadows destinations. At the very least you have earned the title of Outdoorsy AF. The Young Lakes are a series of three lakes located about 7 miles north of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. Steady decline though monotonous. Hike Type: Out-and-back. So, the idea of trudging up a mountain hauling over 20 pounds on my back sounded less then ideal. This loop takes you to a beautiful alpine lake that sits below the jagged ridgeline of Ragged Peak. Hello! Read on for a breakdown of my summer 2015 Yosemite … We succeeded with Half Dome (and adventure worthy of another write-up another time), and a few days later we were underway to Young … After a night at Glen Aulin (not so much sleep though) we were ready to for a tough day of hiking, gaining over 2,000 feet over 9 miles to Young Lakes (9,800 ft) with much of the elevation gain coming in the last 4 miles. Awesome spot to score a walk-up wilderness permit when Tuolumne fills up. You are strong, and capable and perhaps even a little badass. Days: 1 Night. Young Lakes is located off of Tiago Road just north of the Tuolumne Meadows. The only complaint I have is it dropped to a frosty mid 20's at night, but that's expected being high up in elevation. Highlights: Lakes. We chose to trust the hikers. Really, about every two miles or so, you are rewarded with the most stunning, take your breath away, panoramic views. The route from Young Lakes to the summit … We woke up early Saturday morning, picked up our permit and were at the trail head and hiking by 8:30am. Into The Wild: Backpacking Young Lakes Yosemite, How to Spend One in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula: A Tropical Jungle Paradise – Brie Bear International, Backpacking Paradise Lakes in Tahoe National Forest – Brie Bear International, Backpacking Desolation Wilderness – Middle Velma Lake – Brie Bear International. Ash was falling over the weekend from the Creekfire and multiple fires in Yosemite. I fancy myself outdoorsy, I love nature and wildlife, but I also like to be cozy. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We are also comfortable campers – we have a tent large enough to stand in, we have a blow up bed, it’s glorious. available from this stretch of the Tioga Road range from relatively level forested hikes to Yosemite Valley’s ... 15 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than in Yosemite Valley, and, at 8,600 feet in elevation, the air is crisp, invigorating, and thin! Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . Reach lower Young Lake (9,850 feet). Elevation: 10912 ft / 3326 m: Sign the Climber's Log! Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet (700 m) Permit Demand: Very High. Distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) round trip. We liked that it was our guide that … This is a moderately strenuous hike with a good amount of uphill; not really bad at sea level, but at 8600-9000 feet some can get winded early on. Young Lakes Trail Loop es un sendero circular de 14.5 millas con tráfico moderado localizado cerca de Parque nacional de Yosemite, California. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take,  6.6 Miles Each Way. Shut that beautiful fucking mouth, was actually what I believe I said to Brad when he first floated the idea. Distance: 13 miles (21 km) round trip to White Cascade and the Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp Trailhead Elevation: 8,500 feet (2,550 meters) Glen Aulin Elevation: 7,900 feet (2,400 meters) Total Elevation Change: 600 feet (180 meters) Map: National Geographic Yosemite National Park. Young Lakes – 13.4mi / 21.5km. Starting from Tuolumne Meadows from the Young Lakes via Dog Lake trail head, the trail meanders 7 miles up to the high country through forest and open meadows. Location: Yosemite National Park Trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows, elevation It's easy(ish!) Campfires are allowed since the area is below 9600' elevation. Because of that, it is a popular destination in Yosemite Valley for hikers. We usually go about 5 + times a year. Trailhead: Sunrise Lakes. Elevation Profile: Gallery: Young Lakes - (Tuolumne County) Yosemite National Park June 11, 2015 Contributer: Rick Kitamura. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. Elevation Begins At: 8,584 Top Lake Elevation: 10,218 First things first – … With that being said, going into Yosemite in the middle of summer was an all out gamble! So when Brad first suggested backpacking I was very skeptical. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. There are at least two class 3 routes to the summit. Media in category "Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. Westside trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows., in Yosemite National Park about 8 miles west of Tioga Pass, the east entrance to the park. ( Log Out /  The pre-trip emails and information prepared us well for the trip. Elevation Profile: Gallery: Young Lakes - (Tuolumne County) Yosemite National Park June 11, 2015 Contributer: Rick Kitamura. Yes, backpacking is tough. Take the trail to Young Lakes. Originally, we had planned to stop at the second lake, spend the night and hike the last precipitous mile to the top lake in the morning. Answer 1 of 9: My husband and I are planning a 3-day backpack (could be extended to 4) in Yosemite in mid July and we're decideing between these two loops. Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. Here's what I"m thinking so far. Tweet. Posts to come. We hiked north toward Glen Aulin, then veered northeast toward Young Lakes and left most … Starting elevation… Overnight parking and bear boxes are located on the road near Lembert Dome. Reached by a fairly level hike through forest and across Alpine meadows. The trail climbs fairly steeply through the forest, then settles into a moderate grade passing the trail that heads to Lembert Dome. The shortest route from here to the summit of Conness is approx. I am a California gal living in Germany. There's only 750 feet of elevation gain on this hike, but you'll get most of it right at the start. Stay tuned for more backpacking and hiking trips! We can leave work and have our campsite set up and toasting bubbles by sunset. Super difficult (as you’re approaching mt conness) but worth it for the views. Coming up – Hiking in Lake Tahoe and Beach Backpacking in Point Reyes. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. While Brad frantically dismantled the tent shouting “go, go go!” I hurtled up the mountain, scrambling over rocks and waterfalls, pulling myself up by handholds. We had been attacked each time we stopped for a rest along the trail – and those little assholes bit me on every inch of exposed area, including through my pants, but we had managed to continue hiking. Mount Conness is located on the north east border of Yosemite National Park at an elevation of 12,590′. You just hiked a mountain. Water: Filter along the way We sipped Kahlua and hot chocolate as the sky slowly filled with stars and fell asleep under the glittering Milky Way. The route from Young Lakes to the summit plateau is class 2. We sipped Kahlua coffee’s (we needed to fortify ourselves you guys) and decided there was no point staying at the top lake, breathtakingly gorgeous as it was, if we couldn’t leave the tent. 7 miles back to the trailhead on our way out. Bear vaults and toilets available at the trailhead parking lot. 3.3 miles, elevation difference is 2600 feet. Young Lakes is located off of Tiago Road just north of the Tuolumne Meadows. Young Lakes is a beautiful set of three high alpine lakes sitting just over 9800′ at the lowest level and 10,250′ at the high lake with views of Mt Conness (12,589′), Ragged Peaks and Shepard’s Peak highlighting the panoramic skylines. Otherwise, I couldn't complain. Easily attainable High Sierra views and lakes for swimming after a hike up the pass. I camped a ton as a kind, and then picked it up again about 7 years ago. I have enjoyed the euphoric scenery without the distractions of shoo-ing off mosquitoes and bugs which makes it that much more pleasant. Trailhead: Yosemite Falls. The first half mile is a steep ascent, (keep in mind that this is a pretty high elevation, especially for a newbie, so I was absolutely dragging ass). On Friday, we took a half day at work, and drove to Tuolumne Meadows (stopping at In-N-Out for dinner  – oooh), and camped at the Tuolumne Meadows Campground so that we could spend the first evening at elevation adjusting. It is a wonderful experience. I'm heading to Yosemite for my first trip in one week and want to get some itinerary tips from you good folks. Dog lake trail head to upper young lake. Backpacking Yosemite: Day 2 – To Young Lakes. I have the wanderlust and I have it bad. The approximately 15-mile hike is mostly a loop, but includes a short out-and-back segment to reach the largest of the lakes. I want a restroom. Take an incredibly scenic hike to Young Lakes in the backcountry of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite. Trail map, elevation profiele, route details, photos, wilderness permits. We stopped to choose a place for a tent, when mosquitoes swarmed. View all posts by BriebearInternational, Sounds like a great experience. Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet (820 m) Permit Demand: Medium. The night before we accidentally broke one … There were very few bugs at this time. We went to Dog Lake first, then doubled back and took the fork to Lembert Dome. Overnight parking and bear boxes are located on the road near Lembert Dome. While we rested in the tent, snacking on dark peanut butter protein bars and wondering what in the hell we were going to do, a massive doe ambled up to our tent, staring curiously at us with her golden eyes. Starting elevation: 8,584 feet Returned via soda springs trail. Reviews. PB + crackers for me,  salami and cheese for Brad. ( Log Out /  Permit Requirement: Yes, Year-Round. The Young Lakes are named for General S M B Young (1840-1924), Acting Superintendent of Yosemite National Park in 1896, and a veteran of the Civil and Spanish American Wars. Yes, several times during each trip I thought – why am I doing this to myself?! Hello! This summer, I’ve gone on a couple of weekend trips to Yosemite National Park with the C2J crew, first to climb Half Dome, and then to backpack to Young Lakes. The shortest route from here to the summit of Conness is approx. Getting There The first part of the journey to the Young Lakes starts with a hike along the Glen Aulin Trail. Charlotte Dohrn Also starting from the Tuolumne area, the trail to Young Lakes takes you across classic Yosemite high country. Trail was hard but Young Lakes is worth it. The 1.5-mile spur trail features a flat section followed by a brief climb before reaching the first lake. Clouds over Young Lakes.jpg 3,840 × â€¦ Simply put, this is the 3-day trip we would choose if we were looking to make the most of a long weekend hiking trip in Yosemite!Our Young Lakes to Mount Conness backpacking trip is for visitors who want to pack a tremendous amount of scenery and adventure into a relatively short trip. Young Lakes Three beautiful lakes around 10,000 feet elevation, beneath granite slopes on the north side of Ragged Peak. I'm heading to Yosemite for my first trip in one week and want to get some itinerary tips from you good folks. Trail Head: Dog Lakes Trail head out of Tuolumne Meadows Map used: Tom Harrison Map: Tuolumne Meadows Trail Map Milage: 13.6 miles (feels like 15) Elevation: est 8200 start / 9850 end Difficulty: Moderate If you are like Brad and I then you enjoy hiking on trails with as few people as possible. Go on – tell me magic doesn’t exist!
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