Location: Emigrant Wilderness, Tuolumne County Trailhead: Kennedy Meadows, elevation 6,300 feet Highest point on the trail: Mosquito Pass, 9,360 feet Emigrant Lake elevation: 8,825 feet Elevation Gain: 3,060 feet Hiking Distance: 14 miles Best seasons: Mid-summer through fall Campsites: Pleasant sites at either end of the lake, a few along the north shore Iceland Lake. Planning and Permits. The trails well … Fair camping sites, ample firewood, limited stock feed. There are several ways to get to the headwaters. Creeks are almost completely dried up, including Piute Creek, West Fork Cherry Creek, and Buck Meadow Creek. Has a fair population of rainbows 8 to 14 inches. After setting up camp, we hiked up to Wire Lake. Iceland Lake was the most scenic campground in my opinion! Tentative d Piute Lake Rosasco Lake Wood Lake Yellowhammer Lake ... Good productivity, but no spawning areas. Emigrant Wilderness is located between Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevadas. The Emigrant Wilderness is a landscape of incredible beauty with broad expanses of granite peaks, glacially sculpted gorges, alpine lakes, mountain streams, and deep canyons. The Hike: Piute Lake (Emigrant Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada mountains) Trailhead: Crabtree (In and out with lollipop loop) Duration: 3 days 2 nights Length: 16 miles (13 additional miles for the day hike) Elevation Gain: 1600 ft (1,100' additional gain for the day hike) The Pack: Osprey Exos 58 Sleep System: my favorite set up –… Like many Sierra Nevada locations, there are plenty of lakes, established primitive camp sites and sweeping views after every climb. Emigrant Lake - Key Facts. Water is drying up quite fast this summer, so lakes are really the only reliable source for water in the Emigrant right now - especially out of Crabtree and Gianelli trailheads. We will arrive in the afternoon to explore Pinecrest, pick up our permit and do a short warm-up hike. Walker River Headwaters: Lake Hopping Sept 18-21, 2012 Last week I did a 40-mile lake-hopping loop from Leavitt Meadows up into the headwaters of the West Walker River, in Emigrant Wilderness, CA. … Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 7:00 AM: July 13:The 3 people going decided yesterday we would change this trip back to Emigrant Wilderness. The TripSpend eight days backpacking deep into the heart of the Emigrant Wilderness, the High Sierra’s best kept secret just north of Yosemite National Park. ... We headed back up to the main trail then turned left towards Deer Lake, then Gem Lake, then Piute Lake, Piute Meadow, and finally Camp Lake. Wilderness Permits are required and can be picked up at the Summit Ranger Station in Pinecrest, California. destinationisolation / July 25, 2013. Our very scenic path. 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. Deer Lake was also very pretty and had a very nice camp site. Long Way to Long Lake – Emigrant Wilderness: Stanislaus National Forest. 9/13/2014 - On the last day of our 11 day backpacking trip in Emigrant Wilderness and Yosemite National Park, we stopped briefly at Piute Lake … Not as rugged as some Sierra landscapes, this one was still appealing. We're going to drive up Friday AM to the Crabtree Trailhead. The large lake appeared to be an infinity pool at the north end, dropping off to panoramic views of Relief Reservoir and the surrounding area. This trip is located in the Emigrant Wilderness on the Stanislas National Forest. 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