View full map: After last year's 5-day trip in the Desolation Wilderness, I started looking for a suitable 6-day trip, with most days in the 7-8 mile range, and a max of 9 miles or so. DIFFICULT 8.3 mi. 6. The trip is meant to be laid-back and low-key. Campfires are prohibited in the Emigrant Wilderness above 9000 feet and within one-half mile of Emigrant Lake to protect sensitive whitebark pine forests and to allow recovery of areas historically depleted of firewood. There are so many trailheads, lakes, and worthwhile routes, that it would be impossible to name them all. based on 9 tracks & routes | | DIFFICULT ... High Emigrant Lake 1-027 Dam via Kennedy Lake Trail. Kim ran a point to point from Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows that had her glowing at the end of her adventure. 9. 2. Leavitt Meadows in the Hoover Wilderness to Kennedy Meadows in the Emigrant Wilderness. Gooseberry to Gianelli. 6. Kennedy Meadows via Kennedy Lake Trail. We managed to squeeze in one final Sierra trip to Emigrant Wilderness before winter slammed the door. Sonora Pass via Pacific … Ape Man 3,153 views. Close. The Kennedy Meadows Trailhead. Landmarks: Relief Reservoir. Plan to park your car at the trailhead parking lot which is about a quarter of a mile from Kennedy Meadows. DIFFICULT 7.0 mi. The north side of Emigrant Lake has a nice trail. Their phone number is (209) 965 … October 4 - 6, 2019. The USFS Emigrant Wilderness is located less than 0.5 mile to the southeast of the planning unit. Ending Point: Granite Dome Lakes. DIFFICULT 7.6 mi. DIFFICULT 6.0 mi. A long climb from Kennedy Meadow to High Emigrant Lake. My feeling is that 2020 is a special year and If I hike far enough I will eventually … Can anyone comment on Kennedy Meadows to Emigrant Lake as a first time backpacking hike for me and my 15yo daughter? The resort offers rustic cabins, bunk rooms, a supply store, a restaurant, a saloon, hot showers for rent, free public rest rooms, and they also operate a large pack station (horses/mules). Loon Lake to Buck Island Lake. Leavitt Meadows -> Fremont Lake -> Cinko Lake -> Relief Reservoir -> Kennedy Meadows. The wide meandering creek flows out of Kennedy Lake, which is pretty, but muddy this time of year. Emigrant Wilderness - Kennedy Meadows to Unnamed Lake by Iceland Lake - July 4, 2014 Trip Logistics. DIFFICULT 27.4 mi. Tells Peak and Forni Lake. Red Tape Overnight permits are required for the Emigrant Wilderness and the areas around it. Once around 1996 with my wife Stacy and again in 2000 when we brought our then 2-year-old daughter Hannah. Highest Elevation: 9200 ft. Park: Stanislaus National Forest (California, USA) Trail(s): Huckleberry Trail, Lunch Meadow Trail. We’d left for the Sierras the morning after a freak electrical storm in northern California, and saw a couple small wildfires on the west side of Crystal Springs Reservoir on our way north. El Dorado National Forest. My first trip to the Sierras this year was on July 4th for an overnight stay in Emigrant Wilderness. 6,000 ft.), and climbed to Mosquito Pass (El. 9,600 ft.), on our way to Emigrant Lake! The south side of this lake requires scrambling. 2 (Backpacking) ... Emigrant Wilderness - Kennedy Meadows Loop - Duration: 23:05. Emigrant Wilderness - granite dome lakes << Hiking In Emigrant Summary Granite Dome Hike >> Stats to Reach Lakes . Kennedy Meadows off Highway 108 near Sonora Pass is a popular gathering place for campers, hikers, horseback riders, and anglers. Kennedy Meadows via Kennedy Lake Trail . Emigrant Wilderness. September 14 to 17, 2012. Kennedy Meadows to Kennedy Lake Fly Fishing Brook & Brown Trout Success! Emigrant Wilderness-2014 A fter a great trip in 2013, into the Emigrant Wilderness, we couldn't wait to return. Emigrant Lake Backpack Trail Across the Heart of the Emigrant Wilderness. Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Forums are supported by our merchant partners . The smoke was terrible when I took a bathroom break in Sonora, but by the time I got to Kennedy Meadows, there was nothing but clear blue sky. I always pick up my permit on the way up there at the Summit Ranger Station which is at the corner Pinecrest Lake Road and HW 108. I am not terribly worried about crowds. Can anyone comment on Kennedy Meadows to Emigrant Lake as a first time backpacking hike for me and my 15yo daughter? Kennedy Meadows via Kennedy Lake Trail. Relief Reservoir via Kennedy Lake Trail. On Day 2, hoping to escape the winds I set off for snow lake only to find much more intense winds. Sheep Camp via Relief Reservoir Trail. Many visitors use the local campgrounds or the resort as their base and head out to try their luck on the South Fork of the Stanislaus River.Great catches are made all along the river from around Baker and Deadman campgrounds all the way up to Kennedy Meadows. Emigrant Wilderness – Kennedy Meadows to Ridge Lake, July 27-29. We circumnavigated Emigrant Lake twice on 2 separate days having given up on the shallower surrounding lakes. Home › Forums › Campfire › Post-Trip Reports › Emigrant Wilderness – Kennedy Meadows to Ridge Lake, July 27-29. This time I rode the ~19 miles in from Kennedy Meadows to Emigrant Lake. Although the trail is 5 miles longer (18 miles altogether), it takes you up beautiful Lunch Meadow and past magnificent Emigrant Lake along the way. 3. This was the route I used on my most recent trip to Buck Lakes. Emigrant Lake is a magnificent destination for an extended Emigrant Wilderness adventure. Emigrant Wilderness - Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Campsites. Elevation: +3000ft. HIKING TO KENNEDY LAKE I think this is the fourth year in a row now. Preston Falls - 2019. 8 days solo in all. You can take a bus from Kennedy Meadows to Sonora Pass (Mountain) via Coso Junction, Bishop - Vons/Kmart, 1200 N. Main Street, and Bridgeport - 121 Emigrant Street in around 7h 35m. Conditions were not conducive to fishing as seemingly gale force winds battered the lake. This hatched the idea for something bigger to immerse ourselves more deeply into the Emigrant Wilderness. Some of the soccer dads have been trying to do an annual hiking trip. What companies run services between Kennedy Meadows, CA, USA and Sonora Pass (Mountain), CA, USA? We set up camp, and although it was after 3 PM, we decided to see if we could make it down to Lower Twin Lake. The weather looked to be clear all day and freezing overnight. The lakes … Groups are limited to 15 people. Desolation Wilderness. I have made two previous trips to this area. Having started my drive well before dawn, I arrived at the trailhead just after nine in the morning. The Blackbird Trail can be used as part of a long loop from Kennedy Meadows coming one direction on the Huckleberry Trail and returning via Brown Bear Pass or the Kennedy Lake Trail. Emigrant Lake Trailhead: Kennedy Meadows Distance: 13 miles Elevation: 6,300' - 9,400' Most backpackers take two days to make the 13-mile hike from the Kennedy Meadows trailhead to Emigrant Lake deep in the Emigrant Wilderness.A camp near Emigrant Lake makes a great base for exploring nearby lakes such as Buck Lakes, Long Lake, Huckleberry Lake, or Big Lake, or climbing peaks like … Campfires are prohibited in the Mokelumne Wilderness above 8000 feet and within ¼ mile of the high water line (3949 feet) at Salt Springs Reservoir. On the first day, I pulled a rookie move, left Kennedy Meadows at around noon and suffered heat exhaustion. Sheep Camp via Relief Reservoir Trail. Kennedy Meadows in the early season is lush and green and surrounded by snow capped mountains and ridges. My first trip to the Sierras this year was on July 4th for an overnight stay in Emigrant Wilderness. 23:05 . Stanislaus National Forest. An alternate route to Buck Lakes begins at the Kennedy Meadows trailhead high on Sonora Pass. You will also need to purchase an overnight parking permit for your car which can be done from the general store which is located near the trailhead. DIFFICULT 6.0 mi. 4. This trip, packing with horses and mules, started at Kennedy Meadows (El. Most of the lakes are surrounded by lodgepole pine. Stanislaus National Forest . It was also hunting season -- Emigrant is a Wilderness Area and plays by different rules than a National Park. We got up to Upper Twin Lake with no problem - passing from Emigrant Wilderness to Yosemite National Park less than a quarter mile from the lake. Relief Reservoir via Kennedy Lake Trail. Posted by 2 hours ago. Parking is $5/night at Kennedy Meadows. Canyon Creek 2019. 5. Although one map showed a trail, and a sign indicated there should be one, it had not been maintained and pretty much disappeared. south of South Lake Tahoe, at approximately 6,500 feet elevation. I came in via Kennedy Meadows to Emigrant Meadow Lake on Day 1. Kennedy Meadows to Granite Dome. Kennedy Lake is a small lake located around 7800′ in the Emigrant Wilderness, roughly 7 miles from the Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station on Highway 108. (A historical marker located near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County, California.) Notes: The Emigrant Wilderness is over 100,000 acres with over 80 lakes within a granite basin filled with granitic domes, ridges, and small hills. 7. 7. Relief Reservoir. Day 1: Kennedy Meadows to Summit Creek, about 30 min before the Sheep Camp - 8 miles Day 2: Sheep Camp, Brown Bear Pass, and the west end of the Emigrant Lake - 11.5 miles Day 3: Emigrant Lake to Lower Relief Valley, 20 min from the Summit Creek ford - 12.5 miles Day 4: Lower Relief Valley to Kennedy Meadows - 7.5 miles Total : 39.5 miles, 4460 feet of elevation gain. I fished for 30 min. Last year … Originating from Ohio & Indiana, the Clark Skidmore party of 1852 – 75 people & 13 mule wagons – was the 1st wagon train to gross the Sierra-Nevada via the Walker River-Sonora route. You can enter Emigrant from Yosemtie (Boundary Lake), Hwy 108 (Crabtree, Gianelli Cabin, and Kennedy Meadows), or the Sonora Pass… Campsites are better at Blackbird Lake or beyond Emigrant Meadow Lake. And once we finally spotted it, on a treetop far away, we really felt that our Fourth of July hike was complete! Kennedy Meadows in the early season is lush and green and surrounded by snow capped mountains and ridges. The wide meandering creek flows out of Kennedy Lake, which is pretty, but muddy this time of year. We saw only a few tiny fish in Middle and Upper Emigrant Lakes and believe the fish were oxygen starved in these shallower lakes after 2 record years of snow pack. 8. I recognized it and at about 6pm that evening turned around only to stumble to within a half mile from the trailhead at 10pm. Trinity Alps Wilderness. This area is great for trout fishing, horseback riding and of course backpacking. Most of the planning unit is surrounded by USFS Stanislaus National Forest (see Figure SR-1). This is about a half mile before the end of the road (the road ends at Kennedy Meadows Resort). Two main acccess routes to the Emigrant Wilderness are from Kennedy Meadows and the Gianelli or Crabtree trailheads out of Cold Springs, off Highway 108. Whether you carry your own pack or arrange to be packed in by Kennedy Meadows Pack Station, Emigrant Lake is the perfect basecamp for exploring the dozens of lakes scattered about the wilderness just north of Yosemite … The Kennedy Meadows trailhead is located on the west side of the Sonora Pass and provides access to the Emigrant Wilderness Area from the north. View Driving Map . Mileage: 9 miles. DIFFICULT 27.4 mi. But we saw some other cool stuff at Emigrant Lake, like the spawning trout that were holding steady in the shallow current of the ford, and the bald eagle whose cry alerted us to its presence. Rob 5 months, 1 week ago Track (6/21/20, 11:06:10AM) ... High Emigrant Lake 1-027 Dam via Kennedy Lake Trail. Emigrant Wilderness is one of the most popular places for Northern California groups to complete a 50 mile backpacking trip. DIFFICULT 8.3 mi. Ep. ICELAND LAKE & EMIGRANT WILDERNESS. Starting Point: Kennedy Meadows. 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