Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. By map the Vogelsang area looks like it fits in a very small Geographic region but upon arriving to the region you really get a sense of the scale of the region and the climbs that were about to attempted in the day. I instead focused on seeing a famed region of the park and the opportunity to climb up Vogelsang pass to get a great view of the Clark range and several backcountry lakes seldom visited by many in Yosemite with my two sons was the memory I was seeking. And this year I was not looking to one spot but three and both my boys would hammock camp as well. Hopefully they would see the clouds as well and be headed back soon. It offers spectacular views of the area and you can even see Half Dome down in Yosemite Valley. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Known for its incredible views from Vogelsang pass of the Clark range and other high country lakes visitors to the Vogelsang area are driven to climb the added 540′ feet out of Vogelsang high camp to the pass and along the way enjoying the Vogelsang lake and surrounding landscapes. Yosemite National Park Rangers hiked to the location of the plane on Sunday, July 7, 2013. We crossed the mountain face a climbed up out of the Townley basin to find a high tundra plain that had tremendous 360 views and several little ponds left over form the season snowpack. Its northwestern side is a series of cirques and sheer cliffs. However in 2020 with the trail quotas still in place but he added restrictions found in California for the Covid 19 pandemic our crew headed off to Yosemite for three day two night adventure uncertain what to expect for crowds in Yosemite high country. so our visit to Fletcher lake was too short, as we once again found our self at a beautiful location with no visitors. So grateful we can still do these trips together. The water is deep and clear and made for a cool swim but a mix of rocks to jump from and sandy shores to sit on made spending a day at the lake enjoyable for our party. Panoramic view of the Cathedral Range from the summit of Vogelsang Peak (11500′). Vogelsang Peak at SummitPost.org Vogelsang Peak at ListsOfJohn.com Vogelsang Peak at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio) Weather and Snow National Weather Service Forecast NOAA Snow Depth Map Lists that contain Vogelsang Peak: Sierra Sampler List (Rank #72) Western States Climbers List (Rank #149) Sierra Club Sierra Peaks Section (Rank #196) The trip back down the pass is filled with it own inspiring views of the Northside of Tuolumne and is a great reminder that no matter how far you travel into Wilderness there is always more areas to discover. Vogelsang Peak (11516′) at sunset, reflected in a small creek near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in Yosemite’s high country. The first ascent was on August 29, 1871 by John Boies Tileston. Climbing out of Boothe lake upto Vogelsang base camp was pleasant way to get the blood flowing for the day. It had been a solid 8 hours of hiking and adventure in the day the sense of accomplishment and exhaustion at 4:30 pm on the Eastern ridge was smothering. That being said it was plenty busy with runners an hikers going up while we were headed down. Another 30 minutes of climbing we crested over the last ridge and got a peak at the Kuna crest across Lyell canyon below. We climb high into the alpine country past Vogelsang Peak and descend to Merced Lake before climbing high again, above the epic Merced River gorge as it slices through Echo Valley. 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Great photo shots of Vogelsang lake with the Northern wilderness dressed in the backdrop were to be had but the team broke now into several little groups who where all taking in the Yosemite wilderness in there own way. I will however need to update my top ten list for hikes off Tioga Pass after this hike. Dinner on the rock was followed up by a friendly game pf Pine Cone Poker and watching the alpine glow turn the Kuna crest soft orange colors slowly turning purple over the next 30-40 minute into the evening. [3] Vogelsang Pass, Vogelsang Lake and the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp are located northeast of the summit. We ran into Ranger Dan at the lakeshore and as he checked our permit we asked him about the crowdless trails this weekend. Cresting over the final hump to see the entryway into Townsley lake did not disappoint. A 3 pm thunderstorm rolled in providing a little rain and my first ever experience of Thunder in the granite wilderness of Yosemite. With 35 daily permits for backpacking allowed on the Lyell Canyon trail i cant imagine ever wanting to go upto Ireland Lake or Vogelsang area via this route. After researching with Google maps (3D) and reviewing visitors blogs and images online I choose Boothe Lake as a safe destination for our first nights visit. Saved by Sophie_Ayame B. Vogelsang is the highest of the High Sierra camps at over 10,000 feet above sea level. Getting to the peak calls for scrambling over large, uneven rocks, but the trip does not require any gear. The starting point for this exciting Yosemite backpacking adventure is in the beautiful Tuolumne Meadows on a stretch of the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Vogelsang Peak is located in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite NP. fletcher lake is meadow and lined with short trees on the Northwest edge of the lake. Evelyn lake was the busiest place we visited today and was much larger than expected. Which do you prefer? Vogelsang Peak Vogelsang Peak is a peak in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California.Though Mount Florence is higher, at 12,567 feet, at 11,498 feet the summit rises higher than most of the surrounding peaks, and offers sweeping panoramic views in … The German word "vogelsang" can be translated as "a meadow in which birds sing".[4][5]. Backpacking in Yosemite has become a tradition for me in the short 4 year span of my backpacking life. It does feature full tree cover and running water for much of the trail, but as i hiked down this ridge I agreed with my team that I would never take this route up to Vogelsang or Ireland lake. Classic Climbing Routes at Vogelsang Peak Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area. Soon after climbing out of the Evelyn Lake basin the skies opened up. One route would be going by the Catheral Lake area and the other will be from the Vogelsang area. you can take this trail also out to Emeric lake a couple mile further (Recommended to me by @lakesofyosemite) but we had chosen Boothe lake for this trip and would not be disappointed. Vogelsang Peak: Vogelsang Peak is located in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite NP. We saw several couples at this lake and once we hit the trail saw our first real traffic of the weekend. As we headed up out of the Fletcher lake basin this actually felt like the hardest climbing of the day to many of us, surely a sign that we did not rest long enough at fletcher after our morning adventures adn a sign that the afternoon temperatures would start os zap our energy. On a normal year there are 12 reservable permits for this trail daily and another 8 walk ups available daily. Women's Backpack to Amelia Earhart and Volgelsang Peaks with the Yosemite Conservancy Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment on a women’s backpacking trip. We set a goal of climbing vogelsang Pass early then getting a visit to as many of the Vogelsang akes as possible in the day and ending up over near Ireland lake and Lyell Canyon by night fall. A collective Wow could be heard from the group as each individual who emerged from the bushes said it at about the same spot. the lake gives way to a meadow like river system that heads West toward Fletcher Lake and int eh backdrop a Crystal clear blue water shimmers with the Black and Granite colors in the backdrop. Both have a lot of creeks and lakes along the route. vogelsang lake is beautiful with crystal clear water and a nice meadow shore line. Many mountains in Yosemite National Park are higher than 12,000 feet (3,700 m); three are higher than 13,000 feet (4,000 m). Named after Charles A. Vogelsang, the executive officer of the California State Board of Fish and Game around 1900, the peak reaches 11,516 feet in elevation. (Unused camp spots on this weekend). Vogelsang Peak in Yosemite National Park offers some of the most spectacular views from any point in the park. There is an odd element to all my backpacking adventures in Yosemite to date. Travel by trail... or trail by off-trail? a peaceful setting for certain that might be my favorite camp spot I have enjoyed backing to date. Mount Lyell is the highest point in Yosemite National Park, at 13,114 feet. Vogelsang Peak itself is rated class 2, together with its moderate height makes it a relatively easy climbing objective. We stopped for a few photos but the Pass was the goal and the team seemed focused to get going to tackle this 1800 foot climb as early as possible. Yosemite National Park hosted over 57,000 overnight hikers in 2019 and with trail quotas in place Yosemite maximizes the 800 miles of trails to the best of its abilities each year. At this point, you’ll be going off trail to the southwest. bothe lake does not provide the best location for Alpine glow but there is a short window to watch Fletcher Peak and a bit of Vogelsang Peak ot the south turn orange in the evening sky. however Hammock camping in Vogelsang made me do a bit more research than normal, as being a hammock camper the one thing that was required is trees. This high alpine meadow slope is stunning area with panoramic views that include the White mountain range to the North. the morning had been glorious but the adventures of the day were not even half done. 1 month ago. The climb upto Vogelsang lake features a creek crossing, deer and marmots, plus fantastic surprise views to the west of Emeric Lake, clouds rest and half dome. Reaching Lyell Canyon almost 2 hours after leaving camp was exciting and we all looked forward to many stops along the river, swimming and finally reaching the car for our annual cheeseburger run in Lee Vining. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Though Mount Florence is higher, at 12,567 feet (3,830 m), at 11,498 feet (3,505 m) the summit rises higher than most of the surrounding peaks, and offers sweeping panoramic views in every direction. I have never camped in Yosemite when I was not next to a lake but soon after the crest of the ridge found an epic flat area on the ridge to set up three hammocks and two tents giving everyone a great vista view to enjoy for the evening of Kuna crest. We had one climbing up vogelsang peak for a better view of half dome Two boys finding shade and relaxation on the shores of Vogelsang lake and a father sand son enjoying the variety of Rock and features to explore int he basin. 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