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Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp

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avatar Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 21, 2009 07:03PM
Vogelsang High Sierra Camp (strenuous)

13.8 miles (22.2 km) round-trip, 1,400-foot elevation gain; 8 hours.

Begin across the road from the Dog Lake parking area (Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle Stop #2)

The first two miles of the John Muir Trail are relatively level as they follow the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. At the Rafferty Creek junction, the trail begins its 1,200-foot ascent to Tuolumne Pass. Follow the signs to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp, another 160 feet higher in elevation. Hike beyond the camp to Vogelsang Lake (0.5 mile, 280-foot elevation gain) or to Vogelsang Pass (1.5 mile, 600-foot elevation gain).
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 22, 2009 10:10PM
Where is a good campsite around Vogelsang away from the backpackers group site?
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 22, 2009 10:13PM
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Dan-O
Where is a good campsite around Vogelsang away from the backpackers group site?

What about doing Tuolumne Pass instead?
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 22, 2009 10:21PM
Townsley Lake has good camping pretty much all around.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 23, 2009 04:26PM
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Dan-O
Where is a good campsite around Vogelsang away from the backpackers group site?



There are two nice sites that I know of, both almost exactly 0.5 mile from the trail intersection at Vogelsang.

One is at the far end of the meadow on the trail heading toward Evelyn. It is sufficiently removed from the backpacker's site that you don't even know that they are there. When you reach the east end of Fletcher Lake, go about 0.1 mile N (perpendicular to the trail and the long axis of the lake). You will find a tree-covered rise next to some granite slabs.

The other is along the same trail but in the opposite direction (toward Emeric). You will drop some in elevation and then the trail will flatten out a bit. Keep an eye out on the left-side of the trail (S) and you will spy a small waterfall on Fletcher Creek.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2009 04:27PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 23, 2009 05:50PM
By the way Vogelsang is one of the five historic High Sierra Camps.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Tuolumne Meadows Hikes: Vogelsang High Sierra Camp
June 23, 2009 05:56PM
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mrcondron
By the way Vogelsang is one of the five historic High Sierra Camps.

Give it up man.

But don't worry...

Chickon Boo loves you

(please learn how to tie your shoes the proper way though)
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