Eagle Peak
Peak 5,561ft P300

Oct 1, 2022

With: Jackie Burd

Eagle Peak
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Jackie and I were camped in the Stanislaus National Forest just west of Foresta and Yosemite National Park. It was the last of three days we spent in the area, with today's outing being a couple of short hikes before driving home. Perhaps the most interesting note of the day was discovering is a way to drive into Yosemite in the summertime without passing through the entrance station. The two peaks were just north and south of our campsite, so there wasn't much driving to reach them and we were done by 8a.

Eagle Peak

This is a drive-up with the appropriate high-clearance vehicle. Spur Forest Rd 2S91 descends south from the Old Coulterville Rd to reach the summit of Eagle Peak, overlooking the Merced River drainage. There is a microwave relay tower found just south of the highpoint. Jackie had fun climbing the tower while I visited the highpoint and took some photos as the sun was just rising.

Peak 5,561ft

This higher summit is located a little over a mile north of Eagle Peak. We drove back up the spur road to the north side of the peak and parked near a saddle found there. Jackie wasn't feeling up to it, so I went on my own, following an old firebreak to the forested summit with limited views. I left a register here before heading back down, about 20min for the round trip effort.

The more enjoyable part of the day was driving back out to SR120 via a combination of the Old Coulterville Road and other Forest roads heading northwest and north. We spent about an hour on the dirt roads, enjoying the views, before exiting onto SR120 at the Rush Creek Lodge, just west of the Yosemite Boundary. Time to head home...

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