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Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 17, 2017 07:26PM
I'm thinking about taking a small group of high school kids round trip from the Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak this summer. The kids are all in great shape, but not necessarily hikers. Is the trail well-marked? What kind of elevation change occurs on this trail?
avatar Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 19, 2017 10:14PM
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Hiker Dad
I'm thinking about taking a small group of high school kids round trip from the Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak this summer. The kids are all in great shape, but not necessarily hikers. Is the trail well-marked? What kind of elevation change occurs on this trail?


To be clear: are you planning to take the trail south from Tioga Road to Yosemite Creek and then up to Eagle Peak and then head back to Tioga Road, or are you planning to head into Yosemite Valley via the Upper Yosemite Falls trail after summiting Eagle Peak?



Leave No Trace
avatar Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 20, 2017 05:35AM
Why Lukens?
You'll save 800 ft climb at end and about 2 miles
if you start from Yosemite Creek campground.
It's still 15 miles round trip from there...
(as opposed to 19 from Lukens)
The trails are easy to follow in summer.

Post hiking questions in hiking forum please.
Thanks
Have fun



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 20, 2017 08:35PM
Plan was to go round trip from Tioga Road. Might take chick-on's suggestion of driving into Yosemite Creek Campground and hit the trail from there.
avatar Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 21, 2017 07:03AM
Oops.. I musta added with my socks on...

You actually save 7 (SEVEN) miles (roundtrip) if you start
and and at Yose Creek Campground... (and nearly 1000 ft. climb)

I was right at 15 miles roundtrip from Yose Creek Campground.

So... 15 v. 22 ...
(I'll let you do the math now) smiling smiley

Sorry I was in Yose Valley Lodge when I first responded...
didn't have access to mapping program (and no, I don't remember
any of this) (well... other than general... uh.. yeah, you should
start at Yosemite Creek campground on account there is a big
climb at the junction below... and you can avoid that and
it's shorter but I don't know the numbers so I might get zinged
on them if I get them completely wrong but then again probably
no one is going to check too much or anything so I could
probably just make stuff up and people probably won't read it
anyway on account a tree just feel on a half dome curry
village pizza squirrel! ) (and I mean no disrespect to half dome)
(It's lost 2/5's of it's marbles and it's still doing well)

Have fun



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 21, 2017 10:09AM
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chick-on
curry village pizza squirrel

Hmm, I looked in my Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America, and I can't find that genus of squirrel listed in there. confused smiley
Re: Lukens Lake Trailhead to Eagle Peak
March 21, 2017 01:32PM
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PineCone
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chick-on
curry village pizza squirrel

Hmm, I looked in my Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America, and I can't find that genus of squirrel listed in there. confused smiley

I can't find the pink Yosemite Chick-on in the Sibley Birds West, but it seems to keep popping up in unconfirmed reports.. hm... if we could only track and capture the elusive avian!
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