Home; Blog & Projects; Contact Us; Manufacturers; Showcase; Select Page It was a long day hike/jog for us, but well worth the extension! Emigrant Wilderness Base Camp at Gem Lake Easy access from Sacramento and the Bay Area… Hike in 8 miles to a base camp at Gem Lake while horses carry your gear. You can read about my most recent pack trip, to Emigrant Lake, on my blog: www.leehaskin.blogspot.com Unfortunately, the Brookies, although big, are taking over this amazing Rainbow fishery. A winding stream flows into Jewelry Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, CA. After the sun dips below the horizon, its rays refract through the atmosphere, which filters out all but the pink/magenta light. Toejam Lake really is in the middle of a gorgeous outdoors paradise. Mileage: ~20 miles, ~2,500 elevation gain. I and a few friends will be hiking the Emigrant wilderness, specifically Sonora Pass via Leavitt Lake, PCT, Emigrant lake, Gem lake Jewelry lake, Camp lake and exiting Crabtree trailhead. Going for a horse ride at close by Aspen Meadow Pack Station is always a fun thing to do. Start and end at the Crabtree Trailhead. After setting up camp, we hiked up to Wire Lake. Emigrant Lake: 140 acres at 8827' elevation, about 15 miles from the trailhead. Lake is fishless.Deer Lake: 19 acre lake at 8461' elevation. Contains rainbows and brookies, some in trophy size. Just north of Yosemite National Park area, it is at the junction of the volcanic formations characteristic of the Sierra to the north and the granite mountains found farther south. Emigrant Wilderness, Kennedy Lake trek. The Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada. (805) 639-9222 elliots2007@gmail.com. Camp: Gem Lake. It is amazing we enjoy some of the most pristine country, anywhere, and a horse pack trip is perhaps the best fishing value, for quality trout fishing. Does anyone have any recent intel regarding … Why not camp at Emigrant Wilderness - Jewelry Lake while you're here at Toejam Lake. While you're here at Toejam Lake it's a great idea to go to Whitesides Meadow. Middle Emigrant Lake: 23 acres at 9335', 20 miles from the trailhead. Posted in emigrant wilderness Tagged alpine lakes, backpacking, buck lakes, crabtree trailhead, deer lake, emigrant wilderness, gem lake, jewelry lake, long lake, outdoors, piute lake, sierra nevadas, stanislaus national forest, wood lake Post navigation. Deer Lake was also very pretty and had a very nice camp site. The Emigrant Wilderness is one of the best-kept secrets of the High Sierra. One more night, and it was time to head back. Jewelry Lake Pingree Lake Piute Lake Rosasco Lake Wood Lake Yellowhammer Lake Gianelli's Trail Head Chewing Gum Lake Granite Lake Long Lake Spring Meadow ... Aspen Meadow Pack Station operates in the Stanislaus National Forest and Emigrant Wilderness under permit from the U.S. Forest Service. We came to Buck Lake after leaving Emigrant and a little after Buck Lake we ran into a group of 4 who said there was a large fire in Little Yosemite Valley, which had forced them to change plans and backpack in Emigrant Wilderness instead. Karl's Lake: This lake is south of Wood Lake and is fishless.Red Can Lake: 4 acres at 8296' elevation. The Gem Lake Loop is located in Emigrant Wilderness, which borders Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park, and offers incredible views, smaller crowds, and diverse terrain. It is bordered by Yosemite National Park on the south, the Toiyabe National Forest and the Hoover Wilderness on the east, and State Route 108 over Sonora Pass on the north. Expand++. Location: Stanislaus National Forest, Emigrant Wilderness, near the town of Sorona, CA in Northern California east of the San Francisco Bay Area. Spend several days or a week “day hiking” to endless lakes, mountain peaks and waterfalls… returning each night to the same comfortable camp. Total with the extension was about 23.5 miles, 3500 ft of gain. Forest: Stanislaus National Forest / Region: Emigrant Wilderness Total mileage: 22.6 miles / Elevation gain: 1240 ft. Trailhead: Crabtree / Major highway: 108 Difficulty: Difficult Nearby lakes: Piute Lake, Gem Lake, Jewelry Lake Restrictions: Wilderness permit required (free); group size … The Trip. Four Lakes Loop & Lake Anna (6.17.15) This trail goes by Burst Rock. This is a great area to take your time and not hurry along the trail. Deer Lake, and Jewelry Lake. Emigrant Wilderness … About 10.3 miles from the trailhead.Jewelry Lake: 4.2 acre lake at 8399' elevation. You'll need a permit for this loop so make sure to stop by the Summit District Ranger Station in Pinecrest to pick yours up. This is a easy one way trail to Powell Lake in Emigrant Wilderness. Days: 2 days, 1 night. r/backpacking. Thus, the Emigrant Wilderness combines the blacks, reds, and grays of basaltic and pumice stone with … … Emigrant Wilderness – Out and Back – Kennedy Meadows to Kennedy Lake 16 miles Total Saturday – 7 miles in and creek side camp ... Below are a few pictures of a helicopter picking up water out of Jewelry Lake in The Emigrant Wilderness to dump on a runaway campfire that got out of control. It is an elongated area that extends northeast about 25 miles in length and up to 15 miles in width. Contains both rainbows and … Deer Lake is much larger and Gem or Jewelry, and it was hot enough to warrant a midday dip in its cool waters. I think it has to do with all the exposed granite that defines this landscape. I’ve noticed this phenomenon up here a few times now. Trails: out via Crabtree and back via Bell Meadow trail. The lake is nearly 2 miles long with good camping on either end. The upper lake is 9.2 miles from the trailhead at 8839' elevation. 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