It has an elevation of 2,241 feet (683 m) above sea level. We detoured to Bear Lake first, which was pretty crowded. Bugs were few, mainly in the meadows. Sugar Pine Railroad Grade (Strawberry Branch). You can enter Emigrant from Yosemtie (Boundary Lake), Hwy 108 (Crabtree, Gianelli Cabin, and Kennedy Meadows), or the Sonora Pass (Leavitt Peak). Wilderness Permit: A free permit can be picked up from the Pinecrest Summit Ranger Station which is only about 7 miles from the crabtree trailhead. This lake is easily approachable from Crabtree Camp. Part 1. Tumtum: Home. July 26 & 27, 2008 - Emigrant Wilderness - Crabtree to Granite Lake Another attempt at a partial off-trail trip and in a place that is becoming very familiar....Emigrant Wilderness. All of these are lovely, but if I do it again I'll push on to Jewelery Lake for the first night and maybe spend a night at Upper or Lower Buck Lakes instead of Wood. Start and end at the Crabtree Trailhead. In this case look out for rock stacks to lead the way. From Crabtree Camp to Lily Pad Lake September 24, 2012 February 13, 2014 / Tara Taft With our 45-pound packs on our backs, we began our journey about 8:30 a.m. and set out on the Crabtree trail in the Stanislaus National Forest before entering the Emigrant Wilderness. At 72-years of age, I finally got on one of those horses and rode 12 hours out to the lake. The hot, pulled pork sandwiches were delicious. We hiked the full loop. Day 4 – Gem Lake to Crabtree Trailhead. Loved it. The reflection of light at sunset on the granite mountains is really magical as the mountains turn pink and gold. No issues at night, either. lly. Also one rancher who was bringing in his cows. This peaceful, alpine lake makes for a perfect one day getaway during the summer months and to escape the heat of the foothills. As with Huckleberry and Twin Lake, no one else was present. The hike is definitely buggy, but with magic bug repellent lotion (Ultrathon) and mosquito nets for our faces, we were fine. It's about 10 miles by that route. We hiked three miles in Friday night and camped Saturday night at wood lake before hiking out in the morning. The crossing at the “dam” was a bit high, but you could still wade across. Campsite elevation: 7,600 feet. We did the full loop and there were so many inclines, declines with boulders, large rocks and steep steps . We drove out Friday night, camped at the trailhead, and started on the trail at 8 am Saturday morning. Emigrant Lake is a reservoir located 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Ashland, Oregon, at the southern end of the Rogue Valley. Lake choked with lilly pads and only a small area to access the water. It would have been nice to stay one more night or go on a weekend where it wasn’t freezing. All streams and creeks are dried up. The trail to Bear Lake is easy to follow and all the intersections are well marked, however, various parts of the trail traverse over granite caps which make it easy to lose sight of the main trail. Emigrant Lake was much larger than any of the lakes I visited the day before. The hike is about 9 miles round trip. How to find us. I haven’t adventured much off of Sonora Pass, so I immediately said yes! Buck Lakes are tucked away deep in the Emigrant Wilderness, with 20 other lakes within a three mile radius. The TripOur journey starts at the Crabtree Trailhead and climbs through forests to reach the high country, where we will find sparsely vegetated granitic valleys and lush meadows. This peaceful little lake makes a great early season hike as well as an easy trek for those wishing to get away for the weekend without spending all day on the trail. Day 3 – Frasier Lakes to Gem Lake via Wood Lake. Crabtree Camp to Buck Lakes is a 25.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Trail is a bit rocky, Granite Dome to Ridge Lake and Iceland Lake, Gianelli Trail to Chewing Gum Lake, Leopold Lake, Deer Lake and Gem Lake, Bear Lake and Grouse Lake via Emigrant Wilderness Loop, Aspen Meadow Road, Crabtree Camp and Buck Lakes Loop, Emigrant Wilderness and Sachse Monument Loop. 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. The highlights of this hike are of course Bear Lake but also Camp Lake (about halfway in), gorgeous vistas and several lush meadows. :-) This trip, we decided to go in to Granite Lake, which is sort of off-trail, though not by huge amounts. 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