Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2013-06-01

Climber: Travis Brashers

Others in Party:5 year old son
Date:Saturday, June 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Elevation:1607 ft / 489 m

Ascent Trip Report

The park entry fee is 8$ per car. I thought we would be able to start at the YONA (Youth Overnight Area), but the road was blocked off about a mile before there. So instead of going up Cougar Ridge Trail, we went up Bessie Canyon Trail, and then switched to Toyon Ridge Trail. The trail is well maintained, but a little steep in areas. It was steep enough to warrant hold my 5 year old son's hand, but not too bad. He was a trooper, and other than frequent water we made pretty good time. Within a mile of the top you come to a gate, but it's open to hikers. Right after this point, I was uncertain if the knoll to our right was "Eagle Peak". There was no trail, but we walked to the top and took a few pictures just in case. We continued on the trail to an exposed hill top which had the sign for Eagle Peak. We then continued down the other side on Cougar Ridge Trail. This took us to YONA, and then we walked the road back to the parking area.
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Looking towards the summit of Eagle Peak (2013-06-01). Photo by Travis Brashers.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1367 ft / 416 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1367 ft / 416 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1367 ft / 416 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Toyon Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:36.5969, -121.69136  240 ft / 73 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1367 ft / 416 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Couger Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:36.5969, -121.69136  240 ft / 73 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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