Post by Peter Bakwin on Aug 24, 2016 12:24:43 GMT -5
Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park
Glacier Point is a popular view point above Yosemite Valley. It can be accessed by car, or via the Four Mile Trail, which gains 3200' in 4.8 miles from the floor of Yosemite Valley. This trail roughly follows the route of an old toll trail that was completed in 1872.
There hasn't been a lot of FKT activity reported for the Four Mile Trail. On his speed climbing site, Bill Wright claimed the FKT at 1h9m, and attributed the women's FKT of 1h31m51s (Oct. 1999, "with medium pack"). More recently, Alex Garcia has brought the men's mark down to 1h0m6s on August 21, 2016.
Profile of the Four Mile Trail
A view of Upper & Lower Yosemite Falls from the Four Mile Trail