Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2017-06-11

Climber: Danny Smith

Others in Party:Kim Smith
Date:Sunday, June 11, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Elevation:3226 ft / 983 m

Ascent Trip Report

June 11. Okay, so not the best time of year to do this peak, usually it starts to get really hot but not always. Around Wednesday the weather forecast was calling for a bit of a cool down for Saturday and Sunday in the back country, so we decide to take advantage of the weather window and sneak in a morning peak. Eagle Peak is really fun. A little bit of everything. You get to drive a few miles on washboard (Yay!) and then walk an old dirt track, then some really neat shady spots in the oak and chaparral mix, and then some really neat kind of bush wacky off trail, scrambley fun. You can pretty much stay on a decent use trail the whole way. We used Mihai's GPS track and it was excellent. The view is supposed to be great but we had low clouds and drizzle but it was nice and cool. We did not see anyone else once we passed the post marking the 3 Sisters Waterfall trail. Lots of people turning left on to that trail but we just kept going straight and had the whole trail up to Eagle Peak and Summit all to ourselves. If we do this peak again, we will do the same thing by arriving to the trailhead early, early. When we got back to the trailhead the place was packed. Everyone going to the 3 Sisters Waterfall. All in all we had a beautiful morning hike, 5 miles round trip. Kim suffered a back injury in January and has not been able to do much, but after a special injection she is able to start training again and we are hoping to get on a good number of peaks this year and hopefully a few more 14ers. She has another injection scheduled tomorrow so this hike was just perfect to get out and work the legs a bit and feed the soul. We have been praying and keeping our fingers and eyes crossed, hoping she won't have to have surgery. Spent today on another beautiful peak with Kim.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Three Sisters Falls Trailhead  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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