Nice W/SW facing slope. DS-able area off to the right for North(prefered) and South winds. Ten minutes walk from parking lot with a nice funnel shaped lead-in to the slope face. DS-able in North (prefered) and South winds off to the right. [click on images to enlage]
|Video: Eagle View with 50 mph wind|
|NW View off front face|
|SW View off front face|
680 to Calaveras Rd. Exit.
Zero your Trip Odometer when you hit Calaveras Rd.
South on Calaveras Rd. (ease side of Highway)
Left on Welch Creek Rd. (trip odometer reading = 4.0)
Note, if you don't have a parking pass you'll need to pick up a day use permit at the other
park entrance on Geary Rd. (trip odometer = 4.4)
On Welch Creek, Eagle's View Trail head. (trip odometer 6.7)
On Welch Creek, second parking lot (trip odometer = 6.7)
From the parking lot, walk accross the street to the trail head.
Walk Eagle's View Trail to the "T".
SW slope lies directly behind the trail marker at the "T"
Turn right and walk for another 10 minutes to get to the DS site.
|Trail Head Marker|
|Trail Marker at "T"|
|View of front face|
|View of DS Ridge||Rattlesnake spotted 4/5/05
Watch Your Step!
|Update: I've DS'ed the spot were I'm standing for the shot of the front face. The road follows the ridge line and there's a nice bowl on either side. Use the calaveras weather station for wind information on the weather links. Last time I went up for a south wind. The average reading at the site matched the calaveras station exactly for average wind speed. Lots of poison oak on the north facing slopes.|
|CarbonKing of the hill: Mickey Crawley. 250mph - 75" Crawley Strom
Foamie King: Norman Mertke 132mph - Electron DS60