Elevation Profile: Gallery: Young Lakes - (Tuolumne County) Yosemite National Park June 11, 2015 Contributer: Rick Kitamura. Go on – tell me magic doesn’t exist! I went on this trip to prepare for an upcoming four day hike to Young Lakes Yosemite. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and one of the ten tallest in the world. The first route from the west requires an overnight stay at Young Lakes or … When we came across this magnificent meadow, we knew it was the perfect break spot. The Young Lakes trail starts from the Lembert Dome parking area and then winds up around 6 miles into the high country past alpine meadows and … Mount Conness is located on the north east border of Yosemite National Park at an elevation of 12,590′. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Join me in my search for all things wild and whimsical. It is a wonderful experience. Polly Dome Lakes. We usually go about 5 + times a year. We succeeded with Half Dome (and adventure worthy of another write-up another time), and a few days later we were underway to Young … Young Lakes Three beautiful lakes around 10,000 feet elevation, beneath granite slopes on the north side of Ragged Peak. The Yosemite Falls Trail starts behind Camp 4 and ascends to the top of Upper Yosemite Fall. Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet (700 m) Permit Demand: Very High. Trail map to Young Lakes from Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. Charlotte Dohrn Also starting from the Tuolumne area, the trail to Young Lakes takes you across classic Yosemite high country. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Reach lower Young Lake (9,850 feet). 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. Trail was relatively easy to follow. Read on for a breakdown of my summer 2015 Yosemite … After a trailside lunch we reach one of the most beautiful areas in Yosemite, the Young Lakes Basin at almost 10,000 ft. 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. Take an incredibly scenic hike to Young Lakes in the backcountry of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite. 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. Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . Permit Requirement: Yes, Year-Round. Starting elevation: 8,584 feet Hello! Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. 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 … Easily attainable High Sierra views and lakes for swimming after a hike up the pass. View all posts by BriebearInternational, Sounds like a great experience. We did this as an overnight but would be great as a two-nighter, allowing for more time to enjoy the lak Reached by a fairly level hike through forest and across Alpine meadows. This time, it was a total massacre. Overnight parking is prohibited in the Lembert Dome lot. Hikers can also access Eagle Peak, El Capitan, Yosemite … So, the idea of trudging up a mountain hauling over 20 pounds on my back sounded less then ideal. Gla cier Point Loop. 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 … We hiked along the trail on the west side of the lake and hit a small patch of the trail where the short willows had turned a bright red. Yes, several times during each trip I thought – why am I doing this to myself?! 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. 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. The 1.5-mile spur trail features a flat section followed by a brief climb before reaching the first lake. It looks way less daunting than it actually was, Glorious, sweeping views over both lakes – lounging above the cloud line, Falling sleep under a sky slowing filling with stars and the glittering Milky Way, Deer prancing up to our tent, ground hogs playing, On Friday, we took a half day at work, and drove to Tuolumne Meadows (stopping at In-N-Out for dinner  –, : 13.2 Miles Give or Take,  6.6 Miles Each Way, First things first – this hike is insanely gorgeous, his  was some angels singing, Lord of the Rings magic, alpine beauty.Â. So when Brad first suggested backpacking I was very skeptical. There are a total of three: Lower lake, Middle lake (heart shape) and Upper Young's lake to explore. The Young Lakes are nestled in a beautiful basin surrounded by … We can leave work and have our campsite set up and toasting bubbles by sunset. 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. Reviews. Alpine Meadow – first glimpse. Why you should go: A two-day trek that delivers a highlight reel of the best … 5.0 Backpacking Yosemite: Day 2 – To Young Lakes. Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. Elevation Begins At: 8,584 Top Lake Elevation: 10,218 First things first – this hike is insanely gorgeous Once inside the tent, we finally relaxed. Yosemite National Park charges a fee to enter. Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. Some of the best campsites in Yosemite can be found here. 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. Camping: Dispersed Camping. We stopped to choose a place for a tent, when mosquitoes swarmed. Change ), I climbed that! You are strong, and capable and perhaps even a little badass. Turns out, I was completely wrong. Explore the Ten Lakes Basin on This Yosemite Backpacking Trip with Wildland Trekking! We have our favorites:  a very specific, stunning campsite at Henry Cowell in the Santa Cruz Redwoods with panoramic views, and Samuel P. Taylor under towering redwoods next to a a little running creek. Young lakes, Second lake, elevation 9950' Yosemite Backcountry Take a moment to appreciate nature 'Young Lake Two Panoramic' On Black Backpacking is NOT easy, really half a dozen times I flat out thought I would give up. and pretty uncrowded, but the campsite at the end of the trail is almost too good to be true. 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. 3.3 miles, elevation difference is 2600 feet. By this time we had walked about 6 miles, most of it steep. I have a gypsy soul, and am happiest when on holiday. Highlights: Lakes. The Young Lakes Trails is 5 to 10 miles round trip depending on where you go. Day 1: Hike 7 moderate-strenuous miles from Tuolumne Meadows to Young Lakes, strike camp. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. Map: National Geographic Yosemite National Park. Location: 37.936994, -119.348611. Coming up – Hiking in Lake Tahoe and Beach Backpacking in Point Reyes. Doesn’t look like it will clear up anytime soon. I had a wonderful 3-day backpacking trip to Young Lakes in Yosemite with S&S last week. Getting There The first part of the journey to the Young Lakes starts with a hike along the Glen Aulin Trail. Getting There The first part of the journey to the Young Lakes starts with a hike along the Glen Aulin Trail. Super difficult (as you’re approaching mt conness) but worth it for the views. Media in category "Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park" The following 5 files are in this category, out of 5 total. 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. This trip is easily my favorite beginner trip in Yosemite. Here, before we settle down to a well-deserved gourmet dinner, we take a quick dip in the bracing waters of lower Young Lake. It's easy(ish!) As we breathed in the alpine air and basked in the beauty of this secluded lake, we quickly realized the mosquitoes were still attacking, and scrambled up another rock to the most glorious, sweeping views overlooking both the lower lakes. Take an incredibly scenic hike to Young Lakes in the backcountry of Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite. Young Lakes via Dog Lake) Seasons: Summer & Fall. They are set against the backdrop of Ragged Peak, an appropriately named peak stretching to almost 11,000′. May the adventure continue! There are at least two class 3 routes to the summit. Elevation: 10912 ft / 3326 m: Sign the Climber's Log! Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . Hello! Location: Yosemite National Park Eastern Edge of the Park Trailheads: Tuolumne Meadows Via Glen Aulin to Young lakes, Tuolumne Meadows Via Dog Lake to Youngs lake, elevation 8,584 feet Highest point on the trail: 9,973 feet Lower Young Lake elevation: 9,880 feet Elevation Gain: 1,389 feet Hiking Distance: 6.4 miles Best seasons: Summer through fall Young Lakes – 13.4mi / 21.5km. 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. Length 13.8 mi Elevation gain 2818 ft Route type Out & back Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest Lake Views Waterfall Wildflowers Wildlife Rocky Fee No dogs Description In and of itself, this lake is a gorgeous sight, but Brad insisted the upper most lake was even more gorgeous and so off we went. The lakes are located southeast of Ragged Peak and 11.5 miles west of Lee Vining. From a 4-day backpacking trip to Upper Young Lakes (elevation 10,250 ft) in August 2011. Turn right at the Y-junction to head toward Young Lakes. Here's what I"m thinking so far. Trailhead: Sunrise Lakes. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are at least two class 3 routes to the summit. Ash was falling over the weekend from the Creekfire and multiple fires in Yosemite. The Young Lakes are a series of three lakes located about 7 miles north of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. 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. Camping is good for the soul. The magical golden glow emanate from sunset and sunrise at the lakes. After hiking about 6 miles, we arrived at Lower Young Lake at an elevation of 9,993 feet. We went to Dog Lake first, then doubled back and took the fork to Lembert Dome. Young Lakes is located off of Tiago Road just north of the Tuolumne Meadows. We sipped Kahlua and hot chocolate as the sky slowly filled with stars and fell asleep under the glittering Milky Way. The trail climbs fairly steeply through the forest, then settles into a moderate grade passing the trail that heads to … PB + crackers for me,  salami and cheese for Brad. This is day 2 of my backpacking Yosemite trip with my 17yo and two of his friends. If you can force yourself to get on that trail, it’s worth it 🙂 Great, thanks! Really, about every two miles or so, you are rewarded with the most stunning, take your breath away, panoramic views. We were exhausted and achy from the seven mile ascent the day before. Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, Waterwheel Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Trail, Benson Pass - Northeast Yosemite Grand Tour, Tuolumne River Loop: Dana and Lyell Forks, PCT: CA Section I - Tuolumne Meadow to Sonora Pass, Lembert Dome from Tuolomne Meadows Lodge Road, Tuolome, Sunrise and Merced Lakes, and Vogelslang Loop. I'm a California gal living in Germany. I camped a ton as a kind, and then picked it up again about 7 years ago. Awesome spot to score a walk-up wilderness permit when Tuolumne fills up. Day 2: Day hike to summit of Mount Conness. Yes, backpacking is tough. Young Lakes are three lakes, north of Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park, California. 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. This Yosemite-related article is a stub. Elevation Gain: 1,553 feet. I fancy myself outdoorsy, I love nature and wildlife, but I also like to be cozy. Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite is gorgeous, and though it's crowded, it's not nearly as much like Disneyland as the Yosemite Valley is. I have the wanderlust and I have it bad. Westside trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows., in Yosemite National Park about 8 miles west of Tioga Pass, the east entrance to the park. The approximately 15-mile hike is mostly a loop, but includes a short out-and-back segment to reach the largest of the lakes. Surrounded by verdant pines and snow capped mountains, a crystal clear rushing brook, violet wildflowers and a light breeze, we dropped our packs, collapsed and lounged in the grass, listening to the wind through the pines. 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. This Yosemite backpacking adventure is perfect for those looking for a short getaway offering all that Yosemite’s wilderness has to offer. We woke up in the morning to fluffy ground hogs scampering and playing near our tent. Steady decline though monotonous. Young Lakes Trail Loop es un sendero circular de 14.5 millas con tráfico moderado localizado cerca de Parque nacional de Yosemite, California. 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). The Young Lakes are nestled in a beautiful basin surrounded by numerous peaks over 12,000 feet. Trailhead: Yosemite Falls. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. The first route from the west requires an overnight stay at Young Lakes or the closer Roosevelt Lake. Stay tuned for more backpacking and hiking trips! Bear vaults and toilets available at the trailhead parking lot. Elevation Profile: Gallery: Young Lakes - (Tuolumne County) Yosemite National Park June 11, 2015 Contributer: Rick Kitamura. 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. Young Lakes, Yosemite 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. Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . 7 miles back to the trailhead on our way out. Starting elevation… The hike down was tough. The shortest route from here to the summit of Conness is approx. Both trips were rejuvenating and challenging, but more importantly they turned out to be fun and memorable adventures. Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. Trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center (23. Mount Conness is located on the north east border of Yosemite National Park at an elevation of 12,590′. Some of the best campsites in Yosemite can be found here. I tried not to cry. Campfires are allowed since the area is below 9600' elevation. 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. 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. Day 1: Hike 7 moderate-strenuous miles from Tuolumne Meadows to Young Lakes, strike camp. ( Log Out /  This is a fairly popular destination, though I’m told not as crowded as other Tuolumne Meadows destinations. Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park. Tiene un lago y es calificado como moderado. 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. Day 2: Day hike to summit of … Young Lakes offers an “easy” escape into the Yosemite backcountry and the high sierra wonderland. I can’t say I’m much of a camper/hiker either but I can definitely see the appeal, those views are amazing! Very smoky —make sure to check current fire conditions and air quality. “Hello, beautiful,” we whispered. TL;DR This was a fun short overnight we did on a whim. Shut that beautiful fucking mouth, was actually what I believe I said to Brad when he first floated the idea. Dog lake trail head to upper young lake. Summer at Yosemite: Half Dome & Young Lakes Glen Chen July 15, 2015 2015-07-15T01:31:37-07:00 2015-07-26T22:35:50-07:00 Travel Log No Comments Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. Overnight parking and bear boxes are located on the road near Lembert Dome. Your support can fund projects to restore habitats, so natural processes and native species can thrive in healthy ecosystems. Because of that, it is a popular destination in Yosemite Valley for hikers. If you are looking to make it to the top though, be prepared for grueling uphill and downhill to reach the summit, but an amazing view of the valley when you do. Campsites lie just north of the trail. I don’t want to do a massive amount of work. 9/29/2011 - Please view the Full-size Upload to avoid distracting image artifacts. Leaving from Tenaya Lake, this route ascends through forests towards Sunrise Lakes but continues on to the summit of Clouds Rest. Trail was hard but Young Lakes is worth it. The shortest route from here to the summit of Conness is approx. 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! If alpine lakes and mountain peaks are your calling then the Young Lakes Backpacking Trip is the choice for you! This loop takes you to a beautiful alpine lake that sits below the jagged ridgeline of Ragged Peak. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. 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. My permit is for Young Lakes via Glen Aulin Trail. This is why people fall in love with hiking, this feeling of accomplishment. Young Lakes. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. Tweet. 3.3 miles, elevation difference is 2600 feet. I wanted to give myself a taste of what I might be taking on.Â. There was nothing for it – we frantically put up the tent as we were covered by grey buzzing swarms and leapt inside. 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. I have enjoyed the euphoric scenery without the distractions of shoo-ing off mosquitoes and bugs which makes it that much more pleasant. Young Lakes – 13.4mi / 21.5km. Elevation: 10912 ft / 3326 m: Sign the Climber's Log! Posts to come. Why you should go: This high altitude trek traverses alpine lakes, wildflowers, and campsites under the bohemoth summits of Ragged Peak and Mt. Recommend coming back via Glen Aulin/Toulumne Meadows. Westside trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows., in Yosemite National Park about 8 miles west of Tioga Pass, the east entrance to the park. Got soooo off track towards the end, the trail is hard to follow during the last 1000 ft ascent, lots of scrambling. 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) Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail is a backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, trail running, walking adventure located in or near Yosemite National Park, CA. We woke up early Saturday morning, picked up our permit and were at the trail head and hiking by 8:30am. We forged on to the middle lake. Enjoy & research Yosemite National Park, California with trail guides, topo maps, photos, reviews & GPS routes on Trails.com. With that being said, going into Yosemite in the middle of summer was an all out gamble! The Young Lakes trail starts from the Lembert Dome parking area and then winds up around 6 miles into the high country past alpine meadows and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. No bugs! It was pure carnage. Young Lakes is located off of Tiago Road just north of the Tuolumne Meadows. The trail climbs fairly steeply through the forest, then settles into a moderate grade passing the trail that heads to Lembert Dome. Young Lakes offers an “easy” escape into the Yosemite backcountry and the high sierra wonderland. Trail map, elevation profiele, route details, photos, wilderness permits. Yosemite’s nearly 750,000 acres harbor diverse terrain, from low-elevation meadows and woodlands, to alpine lakes and talus slopes. Elevation Gain: 600 feet … Elevation gain on hike to the third lake is 2300 ft, gain back to trailhead is 700 ft. Take the trail to Young Lakes. 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. We liked that it was our guide that … Details: Young Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take,  6.6 Miles Each Way. Elevation Begins At: 8,584 Top Lake Elevation: 10,218 First things first – … Strava clocked us at 8 miles to the third lake (including out and back detour to Dog Lake). The night before we accidentally broke one … The pre-trip emails and information prepared us well for the trip. Most Elevation Loss: 2500 feet day hiking Most Elevation Gain: 2200 feet day hiking ... Our guide, Katie Young, was awesome!!!! Climbing down the waterfall was trickier than going up, and stopping for breaks was nightmarish because of the mosquito swarms, but during that final descent of switchbacks before reaching the car I felt a surge of adrenaline. Elevation Begins At: 8,584 Top Lake Elevation: 10,218 First things first – this hike is insanely gorgeous Spectacular pristine lakes and views of the surrounding areas! This loop takes you to a beautiful alpine lake that sits below the jagged ridgeline of Ragged Peak. When we first glimpsed the meadow, I gasped, overwhelmed by the natural beauty. I am a car camping kind of gal. We made dinner, and shared chocolate mint Cliff Bars (which I highly recommend) while we reveled in Yosemite’s exceptional beauty. Elevation Begins At: 8,584 Top Lake Elevation: 10,218 First things first – this hike is insanely gorgeous Location: Yosemite National Park Trailhead: Tuolumne Meadows, elevation 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. Distance: 6 miles (9.6 km) round trip. This  was some angels singing, Lord of the Rings magic, alpine beauty.Â. Tweet. More; Overview Ragged Peak is the most prominent feature of the ridge south of the Young Lakes region of Yosemite. Trailhead for Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail is also located here. The hike took only 3.5 hours round trip. The route from Young Lakes to the summit … Difficulty: Easy/Medium. Take the trail to Young Lakes. Reviews. Hike Type: Out-and-back. Young Lakes via Dog Lake Trail is a 22.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Sunsets were amazing. My permit is for Young Lakes via Glen Aulin Trail. I'm heading to Yosemite for my first trip in one week and want to get some itinerary tips from you good folks. Length: 13.2 Miles Give or Take, 6.6 Miles Each Way. This Yosemite backpacking adventure is perfect for those looking for a short getaway offering all that Yosemite’s wilderness has to offer. Trail Head At: Tuolumne Meadow . Lasting Adventures: YOUNG LAKES - See 939 traveler reviews, 484 candid photos, and great deals for Yosemite National Park, CA, at Tripadvisor. Looking forward to hearing how you get on at Lake Tahoe and Point Reyes 🙂. Here's what I"m thinking so far. But oh, those views and the sense of freedom! 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. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es mejor utilizado de marzo hasta septiembre. 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