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Desolation Wilderness (instead of Ostrander Lake)

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Sep 16 9:00AM - 10:00AM

For those who would like to go - we have 8 permits for Desolation Wilderness starting at Loon Lake Trailhead (Wilderness Parking Lot?) and overnight 9/16 & 9/17 at Buck Island Lake. This is a 6 mile, moderate hike with much sun exposure and rocky terrain. James came to the rescue and is also offering up his home for anyone who wants to stay Friday night. He is located in Shingle Springs (east of Folsom), 1.5 hours from the trailhead. We will leave from the trailhead at 9 am sharp on Saturday 9/16.

Here is more information:https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/buck-island-lake-backpacking--2

UNFORTUNATELY THE CURRENT FIRES ARE CANCELLING THIS TRIP.


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VENTURE SOMEPLACE ELSE WHERE THERE AREN'T FIRES AND WE CAN STILL GET PERMITS - PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE YOU'D LIKE TO GO.

There is an expense for this meetup to help cover permit costs. Payment will be due to my PayPal account August 4and is not refundable.

Ostrander Lake is a pretty, granite-wrapped mountain lake that typical of the High Sierra. Peaceful and beautiful and should be very quite this time of the year and early week. On the first half of the hike we'll go through meadows and past streams. On the latter part of the trail, we'll go through a high clearing that opens up to views of the back of Half Dome and beyond.

Hike Distance: 12.4 miles (20 km) round trip
Trailhead Elevation: 7,000 feet (2,130 meters)
Ostrander Lake Elevation: 8,500 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
Difficulty: Medium

We would travel up Saturday. The fee includes Saturday night stay atBackpackers' Campgroundsand two nights at Ostrander Lake. We will start our hike Sunday morning by 10 amand hike out Tuesday by 2 pm.

If you want to stay at Backpackers' CampgroundsTuesday night there is an additional $6 per person fee. I won't be staying Tuesday night.

There are no toilets or potable water on the trail to or at Ostrander Lake. Filter water from the lake and along the trail.

Other things you need to know:
Bear-Resistant Food Storageis required on all overnight stays in Yosemite Wilderness. If you don't have anapproved food storage container, you can rent a canister at aYosemite Wilderness Permit Stationfor $5 per week (deposit required).All food and toiletries must be stored in proper food storage containers. Only use existing fire rings. Pack out all trash, including toilet paper.

CheckCurrent Wilderness Conditionsfor trail conditions and timely updates. More information is available on theYosemite Backpackingpage.


Directions: From the South entrance to Yosemite, turn north (left) and proceed 17.3 miles (27.7 km) to Glacier Point Road. From the valley, take road 41 nine miles (14.5 km) to the same road. Once you're on Glacier Point Road, follow it to the trailhead 9 miles (14 km) down the road.

Parking: Large dirt lot at the trailhead and limited. Suggest carpool to parking.

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