Sep 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm #1279853
I had to be in Jamestown, CA for a BBQ on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to sneak in a quick overnighter at nearby Emigrant Wilderness. I started at the Gianelli trailhead and hiked to Toejam Lake, which was about 8.8 miles each way according to my map. It turned out to be a relatively easy hike without a lot of elevation gain or loss, but there were some pretty nice views almost immediately.
About 3 miles in I stopped to have a snack overlooking what I believe is Chewing Gum Lake
The forecast called for a slight chance of rain. At this point I had a feeling there was more than a slight chance I would get wet.
It did end up raining for about 20 minutes as I was approaching Toejam lake, but when I arrived it stopped almost immediately.
After setting up camp I took a very short stoll up to the top of the hill next to the lake where the views opened up.
I'm assuming this is The Three Chimneys
A view down on Toejam lake with my campsite in the lower right.
The next morning I hustled out of there to get to the BBQ in time, so I didn't take many pictures. One of the pictures I did take was of Powell Lake that I somehow didn't notice on the hike in. It's about 2 miles from the trailhead.
Sep 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm #1783878
David W.BPL Member
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
Thanks for the excellent pictures and report. It looks like you were able to make the most of your weekend and enjoy some nice scenery.Sep 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm #1783880
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Do you happen to know if that is Burst Rock at the far left in the first photo?Sep 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm #1783884
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
Might be Castle Rock, definitely not Burst Rock, which is the first hill you climb leaving Gianelli Cabin trailhead.
RickSep 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm #1783885
I don't think it's Burst Rock. According to the map, Burst Rock is right next to the trail. Possibly Castle Rock?Sep 30, 2011 at 11:45 am #1785233
@rhz10Locale: SF Bay Area
A couple of questions:
How was the mosquito situation?–was there a month ago and it was nasty.
What do you think the overnight low temperature was?
rhzSep 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm #1785279
Mosquitos weren't an issue. In fact, I don't even remember noticing them at all.
I'd guess the low was around 35-40, but really not too sure. I had a WM Megalite (30 degree) on a Neoair and was pretty comfortable with that setup….neither hot nor cold. Most of the night I didn't have it zipped up all the way.
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