You could spend days exploring the area around Deer Lake and never grow weary of your exploits. ����_�$��ۮ&;��g)�f3�H�`�d�t%���A�?��- ��4X\���اL@?��D�2#������*@� �� We camped on the bluffs just East of Gem Lake thinking it would be windy to help clear the bugs. Definitely recommend getting an early start if doing this on a warm day, as the last climb from Cherry Creek to Gem Lake can get very hot. Entering the Emigrant Wilderness, near Pinecrest at the Crabtree trailhead, we will be hiking past many beautiful lakes and volcanic, granite peaks and domes within the Central California Sierra Nevada. Kim met me at the trailhead and she cooked a great meal and we shared our adventures of the day. Great trail but the mileage is closer to 20...just hiked it yesterday (7-27-19). Wilderness Permits A Wilderness Permit is required for overnight visits to the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, and Mokelumne Wildernesses from April 1 through November 30. The second half (valley hike) was beautiful and had a few nice streams to dip your feet in. Can be a bit annoying when it’s crowded with backpackers-but amazing when you get to the … Amazing hike!!! Check out other trails in the Emigrant Wilderness Area. %PDF-1.5 %���� Went the weekend of July 18-19. This challenging hike has alpine lakes, awesome views, lush forests, easy off trail scrambling, good water sources, an excellent option if you are in search to connect with nature, not far from San Francisco! Take Crabtree Road exit to the left and proceed 7 miles to Aspen Meadow. No arrangement required and there’s no quota. The next morning at first light there were hundreds of the little bloodsuckers perched on the tent waiting to pounce on the first mammal to exit. From Mi-Wok Ranger District (Mi Wuk Village) take Hwy 108 east 11 miles, turning right on Crabtree Road on proceeding 7 miles to Aspen Meadow. 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 –… 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. Very crowded up to Camp Lake but pretty clear after that! Lily and Cherry Creeks are both flowing but easy to walk across. [click on pictures to enlarge] The Crabtree area is on the left side of the map at the start of the track. We stopped for lunch at Camp Lake. Start and end at the Crabtree Trailhead. The trailhead at Crabtree Camp is … We hiked about 25 miles in this area over the course of four days. %%EOF Drove from Santa Rosa to Jennifer's home in Oakland, then drove to the Crabtree trailhead in Stanislaus National Forest and backpacked to Grouse Lake in the Emigrant Wilderness. Continue straight on road 4N26 for 4 miles. There are two trail routes defined on the maps between the trail junction in Grizzly Meadow and Bond Pass. We had planned a 2-night backpack trip with both nights at Piute Lake and taking a day hike from there to Gem and Jewelry Lakes and beyond. It offers a much higher starting point than the nearby trailheads of Crabtree(7100ft) and Bell Meadows(6500ft). There are lots of incredible spots to stop and camp along the way. Camping at Bear Lake, however, is limited to a single night. 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