Sep 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm #1263855
I'll be in Emigrant Wilderness for 7 nights in early October and am looking for route suggestions and/or individual campsite suggestions, preferably some off the main trail. Not interested in fishing, just nice scenery. My initial thoughts are something along the lines of Crabtree > Chewing Gum Lake > Deer Lake > Letora Lake (2 nights with day trip to Huckleberry Lake) > Pingree Lake (2 nights with day trip to Big Lake) > Gem Lake > Crabtree.Sep 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm #1650311
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
Very do-able if the season's first big storm doesn't hit first. With all the available lakes, Emigrant rewards wandering around. You might also look at Wire Lakes as a posssible destination (the southernmost is nicest). Note that all streams and most creeks will be dry as a bone until it starts raining, so don't count on access to running water.
I'd carefully check deer hunting season in that zone, as the area is heavily hunted. If it's on, bright clothing at all times and consider not hiking at dawn or dusk.
I've gotten myself sunburned in Emigrant in October and snowbound in September, so it can go either way. If the weather holds it's a great destination.
RickSep 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm #1650321
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Emigrant Wilderness Loop– Starting from Kennedy Meadows is 39.5 miles and takes 4-6 days. You will see a lot of lakes and do a couple of passes…This is a excellent hike and fairly close to the Bay Area….Oct 1, 2010 at 11:40 am #1650552
@ecollyerLocale: East Bay Area
I was just up in Emigrant and there is a fire burning, "pinecrest fire, which is being left to burn. I am not sure exactly where or if it intersects your trip, but something to look into.
EddieOct 1, 2010 at 12:19 pm #1650571
Elizabeth TracyBPL Member
I prefer the Gianelli Cabin trailhead to the two others I've tried (Crabtree and Kennedy Meadows). Gianelli starts higher and gets you right into the nice lake country within an hour.
Emigrant is a good place for gentle cross-country travel, if you're into that.
– ElizabethOct 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm #1650638
Thanks for the suggestions.
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