At the (unobtrusive) sign, leave the PCT/JMT/Lyell Canyon Trail and start heading upwards. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters. Just above Merced Lake we are going to find the trail climbing to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp situated on the South end of the Cathedral Range. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit. This climb isn’t required to do the trip, but it is required to reach the top of Half Dome. Your guide will contact you approximately 10 days before your trip to coordinate this rendezvous and answer any last minute questions you have. These items are two 1-liter water bottles per person, leather gloves, and either a headlamp or flashlight per person. On the second day we decided to continue to Lake Boothe and found a lovely campsite on its North side where a little „cliff“ rises from the lake shore. Tuolumne Pass represents the last bit of climbing from Vogelsang - it's a long gradual downhill from here down to the Tuolumne River. There weren't many switchbacks, it just winded through the forest. We lucked out with a cloudy hiking day, so that was a bonus. We had a great time. Our guide was amazing, the food was delicious, and the views were breathtaking! Sept 29-Oct 2,2020. When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with detailed guidance about what clothes to pack (click here to see it now.) Receive a PDF info packet via email which includes: All Content & Photos Copyrighted by WTC © 2021. In early November some of the streams/lakes were partially frozen and the grasses are dry. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm You can see how this makes for great camping, however. The standard group size on backpacking trips is 5 guests and 1 guide, with a maximum of 10 guests and 2 guides. After a streamside lunch in the vicinity of the beautiful cascades of Florence Creek, we begin a steep and challenging descent to Merced Lake. In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. Headquarters. Vogelsang USA PO Box 751 Ravenna, OH 44266 USA fon. That route is steep, for a long ways!!! This is an example of the open spaces -- and delightfully flat terrain! We ask all guests to respect the guides’ off-duty hours by not waking or asking anything of them unless there is a true emergency. Receive Emails about Wildland Trekking Promotions, Updates, and Discounts: Your email address will not be published. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. (And note the lack of trees to stop the wind, if it's a windy night). In addition, it offers a commanding view of the Merced drainage to the west and a sweeping view of the Clark Range. This longer Yosemite Backpacking trip is an excellent option for those with a bit more time to spend on the trail and who want to have an all-encompassing experience of Yosemite National Park. There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Overweight and little aerobic stamina. -- in Lyell Canyon. We set up camp that evening right before it got dark at the junction of the PCT and the trail to Vogelsang. Vogelsang may refer to: . Highly recommend. The return hike follows the same route. Hotels near Vogelsang, Cologne on Tripadvisor: Find 5,250 traveler reviews, 50,254 candid photos, and prices for 30 hotels near Vogelsang in Cologne, Germany. Truly the trip of a lifetime, and I cannot wait for my next Wildland adventure! Wildlife Watching You may very well see a deer, coyote or bear as you visit the area around the Cathedral Range. And the stars were perfect. We essentially have two choices at this four-way trail junction. Cancel free on most hotels. Panoramic view of the Cathedral Range from the summit of Vogelsang Peak (11500′). Find Hotels in Vogelsang. We quickly top out at Vogelsang Pass, the high point of our trip at 10,700 ft. and descend into the exquisite canyon of Lewis Creek. This is a possible campsite -- the first since leaving the Lyell Canyon floor -- but there are better ones up ahead, as you traverse along the side of the ridge. Note the layers within the granite on the way towards Vogelsang. However, you can also travel to and from Yosemite National Park using train and bus options from much of California: From Fresno: Yosemite Area Rapid Transit (YARTS) is offering 4 bus rides each direction from Fresno to Yosemite Valley. As a High Sierra Camp trip, you will need to enter a lottery for places, usually in February. Room 1: Adults. You start out from the Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Permit Station and head towards the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. camp (only 3 other people there) for backpackers. Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Third highlight was Emeric Lake, which we had to ourselves and was gorgeous. Here we will make our camp and after a quick dip in the brisk waters of the Tuolumne enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our guides. It was breezy in the afternoon but I think that kept the mosquitoes at bay. On trips in June, snow is a possibility, and the rest of the summer rain is always a possibility on your trip. Back behind us to the east, the high, jagged peaks of the southern Cathedral Range loom above Cony Crags and Mount Florence. Most of our guests rent vehicles or drive their own to Yosemite Valley. Oh well. Took our sweet time and camped 3 nights. We were going to spend one more night, but smoke from the fires down by Glacier point changed direction, and changed our plans too. There, magnificent views include looking down on the summit of Half Dome and all the way to the Coast Range 120 miles beyond! Vogelsang Peak is a peak in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite National Park, located in northeastern Mariposa County, California.Though Mount Florence is higher, at 12,567 feet (3,830 m), at 11,498 feet (3,505 m) the summit rises higher than most of the surrounding peaks, and offers sweeping panoramic views in every direction. Beyond, our trail descends past some of the most astonishing scenery around; including the world famous Vernal and Nevada Falls. Up to Vogelsang Pass one day and up to Townsley lake the next. Head south about 2 miles to Ireland Lake, camp here (there are some sites right by the trail), or keep heading up towards the ridge. Vogelsang Peak is located in the Cathedral Range of Yosemite NP. Once at Lyell Canyon we hiked the opposite direction for awhile to get in some more mileage and see the sites...before settling in a little bit from the junction in a great campsite with a short walk to the river. It is closed this year, but what a special place. A small tarn provides nice campsites near Fletcher Peak. Browse from &HotelNumbers Vogelsang Hotels with candid photos, genuine reviews, location maps & more. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola, and more. This trip meets in Yosemite Valley in the parking lot of Curry Village near the bear boxes at shuttle stop 14 at 6PM on Day 1. Vogelsang has been growing continuously, particularly since the 1990s. There are excellent campsites just around here, right by the creek. Day 2 the smoke cleared a bit and skies bluer (and sun less ORANGE) and we hiked out to Ireland Lake, camping half way between the lake and the trailhead for Ireland Lake. This epic adventure traverses the heart of the Cathedral Range from Tuolumne Meadows up to the high Vogelsang region and then down the beautiful Lewis Creek Canyon to picturesque Merced Lake and along the shores of the cascading Merced River. Really enjoyed the hike. Hiked counter clockwise - starting at Rafferty Creek Trailhead. Required fields are marked *. This map shows both Northbound routes down into Lyell Canyon where the intersect with the John Muir Trail: Our last night we hiked the 5.5 miles out along the JMT to our cars parked at Dog Lake Parking area. Search and compare 0 Vogelsang places to stay. I prefer to do a gradual ascent and a quick descent rather than the other way around - I had another person in my party who had altitude issues, so was good to go the gradual path. Rooms. To book your trip, use Amtrak’s Online Reservation Service to book round-trip Amtrak travel to “YOS” (Yosemite Valley). Our trail first descends along the John Muir trail into Little Yosemite Valley on the backside of Half Dome. Check-out Sunday. Shortly after crossing the river, head east (away from the campground), and you'll soon run into the return leg of the trip, coming down from Rafferty Creek/Vogelsang. Backpacking is an exceptional way to enjoy the world's amazing national parks, wilderness areas and remote landscapes! Two of the trails proceed North over the Cathedral Range into Lyell Canyon and the Tuolumne Watershed. Day 3 was downhill to Lyell Canyon. My wife and I just did this hike over the labor day weekend 2017. Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more. Only drawback was significant smoke on the second day and lingering smoke at a distance on others. Good campsites on west side (far side) of Lake. We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. The cheapest way to get from Ordensburg Vogelsang to Aachen costs only 6€, and the quickest way takes just 52 mins. Personal vehicles can remain parked at Curry Village during your trip. Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG Holthoege 10 … We never use dehydrated backpacking meals, instead serving freshly prepared, delicious backcountry cuisine made with a variety of common and specialty ingredients that travel well in the wilderness. This is on the descent to Evelyn Lake and is an intriguing look into the geology of the park. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee. Collect 10 nights get 1 free* FREE Background Report. This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Hiked it clockwise down Lyell Canyon. Vogelsang-Warsin – gmina w kraju związkowym Meklemburgia-Pomorze Przednie, w powiecie Vorpommern-Greifswald; Polska. You are almost at the high point here. I would suggest during fire season that an essential piece of gear to bring is an N95 or N99 or pm2.5 MASK, JUST IN CASE the winds change and you have an unexpected smoky day while out in the wilderness. Find the travel option that best suits you. Plenty of green left and some beautiful changing colors. Yosemite Wilderness Information If you are carless, there are shuttle services to Tuolumne Meadows. Whether you want to experience the city like a tourist or follow the locals, check out this great resource for your trip. Day 4 we hiked out Lyell Canyon. At one High Sierra campground, Vogelsang, you will discover a beautiful alpine setting and a comfortable tent cabin with beds, wood stove and even breakfast and dinner served. I’ve always wanted to see it. Vogelsang is a region of high-altitude lakes and peaks. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Als „Adolf-Hitler-Schüler“ sollte Günter Kirsch zur neuen Elite werden. We found an incredible established site and just loved our camp. The route then circles back around the western flank of the Cathedral Range and summits Half Dome, Yosemite’s most popular summit, on the world famous “Cable Route.” It then heads back through the northern Cathedral Range past such iconic Sierra peaks as Tressider, Cathedral, and Echo before returning to Tuolumne Meadows in one of the most beautiful and all-encompassing Yosemite Backpacking trips we offer. From the High Sierra Camp, the trail drops to Tuolumne Pass and then gently descends the valley of Rafferty Creek until a last drop to meet the Tuolumne River and the trail you started on. But, first, we must tackle a difficult climb as our trail ascends 1800 feet to the high point of our day at 10,650 feet in just three miles. Yosemite Wilderness Permits When you come up and over the mountain there is a small unnamed lake before Evelyn which we loved!! : +49 54 34 83 0 fax: +49 54 34 83 10 info @vogelsang.info. Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips! And from what I had read about going up out of the Lyell Fork prior, was absolutely correct. Ireland Lake Trail Junction. Because it lies off the main crest of the Cathedral Range, it offers a dramatic view of nearly the entire range from Cathedral Peak to the northwest to Simmons Peak towards the southeast. This trip is available and bookable online! Near the top of the climb, it passes a spur trail to Lower Cathedral Lake (0.5 mile to lake). To reach the Yosemite Valley Backpackers Camp get off at Curry Village and either walk or take a national park shuttle to North Pines Campground. Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult. It is closer to 20 miles. The John Muir Trail winds through Lyell Canyon. See the High Sierra Camp page for more information. We will be out of the backcountry normally before 5 PM (this time is not guaranteed, as a variety of circumstances can influence our exact return time) on the final day. Photo: Mudflattop, CC BY-SA 4.0. After catching our breaths, we descend to an idyllic spot alongside Evelyn Lake and enjoy a filling, well- earned lunch as we enjoy the beauty of the surrounding peaks: Johnson, Rafferty, Fletcher and Parsons, all above 11,000 feet! Vogelsang Lake and Volesang Pass Trail is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. If you haven't been up here, put it on the list!! After a final two mile descent through a pleasant forest, we set up a basecamp for the next two days and rest up for tomorrow’s ascent of Half Dome! We did this the opposite way than what this review spells out. Your trail will go right by Mammoth Mountain through Lyell Canyon. Trip Report: High Sierra hike: Vogelsang, Merced and Cathedral lakes day 2. Ordensburg Vogelsang is a former Nazi estate placed at the former military training area in Eifel National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia.The landmarked and completely preserved estate was used by the National Socialists between 1936 and 1939 as an educational centre for future leaders. Age at check-in: Child 1: Show deals. We’ll enjoy dinner either at Curry Village or in camp. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. And we had already hiked over 4 miles earlier that day up by Townsley Lake. Yosemite Regional Transport We break camp and head on up to Vogelsang high sierra camp. A minimum of three pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks are also required. Some hotels can Stay Now & Pay Later! We headed up Rafferty Creek to Boothe Lake for our 1st night. It is merely 1.5 miles to Ireland Lake. Pack weights vary between 25 and 45 pounds, depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and your height and weight. I would say this route could be done in either direction - clockwise or counterclockwise and it would be easy overall. Vogelsang Peak is situated 3800 feet southwest of Vogelsang Lake. Overall, I would rate this route as super easy, when not in an N95 mask, that is. You are soon reminded that you're in the mountains as the trail climbs up, up, up through the forest to the top of the ridge between Lyell Canyon and Rafferty Creek, gaining an expansive view of the Cathedral Range at the top of the ridge. Tuolumne Meadows to Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp, Waterwheel Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne Trail, Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley Trail, Tuolumne River Loop: Dana and Lyell Forks, PCT: CA Section I - Tuolumne Meadow to Sonora Pass, John Muir Trail: Tuolume Meadows to Donohue Pass, Lembert Dome from Tuolomne Meadows Lodge Road, Tuolome, Sunrise and Merced Lakes, and Vogelslang Loop, http://www.yosemitepark.com/accomodations_highsierracamps.aspx, http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm, http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wildpermits.htm. In addition, it offers a commanding view of the Merced drainage to the west and a sweeping view of the Clark Range. La caminata por el arroyo Fletcher desde Vogelsang hasta el lago Merced es espectacular. This epic adventure traverses the heart of the Cathedral Range from Tuolumne Meadows up to the high Vogelsang region and then down the beautiful Lewis Creek Canyon to picturesque Merced Lake and along the shores of the cascading Merced River. The trees helped manage the wind and the site was perfect. The trek out of the meadow after Ireland Creek junction is definitely a lung-buster but so very worth the effort. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions. Stayed night 1 at Vogelsang H.S. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets the entire trip. We had a snack and then began our 7 mile hike out along the Rafferty creek. The next morning, the wind was gone, and unfortunately, that meant the Mosquitos came out with a vengeance. This particular spot is an excellent place to cool your feet or filter water before the Ireland Creek junction. Potter Point and Amelia Earhart Peak rise over Lyell Canyon, next to Ireland Creek. All of these items are available online at Wildland Trekking Outfitters. My favorite is up Lyell Fork, then over Vogelsang Pass to Emeric Lake and down to the headwaters of the Merced; another great one is hiking the John Muir Trail down to Cathedral … The way down Rafferty Creek on the third day took us 3h and is a very relaxed descent and wasn‘t hard on our legs. But the view ... gave the best sense of the scale and character of the park. Of course campsites vary tremendously by destination, trip and even by the individual day of a trip. The trailhead is just off the Tioga Pass Road in the Tuolumne Meadows region of Yosemite; this is a summer hub of activity for the park and a beautiful place to visit. After an early wake-up call, we eat a hearty breakfast as we prepare for our hike up beautiful Ireland Creek into the high peaks along the crest of the magnificent Cathedral Range, one of Yosemite’s most celebrated regions. Earn free nights, get our Price Guarantee & make booking easier with Hotels.com! Departure point Route summary Viaducts, bridges Arrival point Dangerous area … Cancel free on most hotels. Up early, we have a quick breakfast and make an alpine start on our hike to the summit of Half Dome! See more. Bears are active day and night, and bear-resistant food canisters are required. It can be done as either an "independent" backpacking trip or through Yosemite's High Sierra Camps, providing meals and shelter at the Vogelsang High Sierra Camp in-season. Fletcher Peak rises next to Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. It was an easy gradual uphill and was only made a bit more challenging with the N95 masks. Check the itinerary for Vogelsang - Liverpool with the route duration and cost on ViaMichelin. Please Note: the ascent of Half Dome involves climbing a section called “the cables,” which is a very steep and exposed part of our hike. Book a great hotel in Vogelsang with our price guarantee. Because it lies off the main crest of the Cathedral Range, it offers a dramatic… Wildflowers speckle the banks of the Tuolumne River in Lyell Canyon in early summer. This hike was amazing. Als „Adolf-Hitler-Schüler“ sollte Günter Kirsch zur neuen Elite werden. She’s so cute and so much fun to hike with. The middle section was a boulder field with loose scree on both sides. With our private trip offerings you can book a trip exclusively for your group. On day two we went up to explore Vogelsang High Sierra Camp and Fletcher Lake before doing a day hike up past Vogelsand Lake to the top of Vogelsang Pass and heading back to our base camp at Boothe Lake. The hike begins with the ascent of a series of mild switchbacks two miles and 800 feet up to the base of the sub-dome. The trail climbs steadily to Upper Cathedral Lake. This … You can also click here to request new dates or book through customer service. You can expect as much as an hour of solitude at a time. Explore the best of Vogelsang! The scenery doesn't really unfold until you can start to see Fletcher and Vogelsang peaks. If you take your time, it is actually quite enjoyable. I would say we were mostly going down hill all the way and several parts in the middle and at the end were worse than what we had done the day before. Saw one bear each of the first two days — highlight! Stop at Lower Cathedral Lake and sit on the granite banks enjoying the tranquil waters before heading up the trail to the truly epic view of Upper Cathedral Lake. So the hike up Rafferty Creek was right at 7 miles to the backpackers campground at Vogelsang. 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