Hiking to Eagle Peak in Yosemite National Park

November 23, 2021

2021 Sept. 7 - a5  Yosemite  Upper Yosemite Falls Trail to Eagle Peak 5(1) 2021 Sept. 7 - a3  Yosemite  Upper Yosemite Falls Trail to Eagle Peak  Black Bear Cub 3(1)

Photographer: Cindy Todd

Summary Author: Cindy Todd

Featured in the photos above are the stunning rock and forest landscapes of the Yosemite National Park in California. In early September 2021, I hiked to Eagle Peak via Upper Yosemite Falls Trail, which is a 6-mile (10 km) trek that ascends 3,500 ft (1067 m) in elevation. This route features beautiful views of the Yosemite Valley and Half Dome. I set out at 3 am, as the high temperatures for each day had been over 100°F (38°C).

As I hiked through the forest to Eagle Peak, I saw a black bear cub, shown in the right picture. He was very curious about the camera as he watched me from a distance. I never spotted his mother, but I'm sure she saw me. Although it got to 104°F (40°C) that day, the trees, lichen, animals, and scenic views of Yosemite National Park made it worthwhile!


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