How to find us. Camping gear must be dropped off at the loading dock very early in the morning. 7.5 km blue singletrack trail. We cut through to Gem lake to get to Deer Lake. 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. Backpacking in Emigrant Wilderness: Crabtree Camp to Gem Lake. We hiked the trail clockwise, and it was excellent. if you stop moving they will eat you a live. The hike is about 9 miles round trip. 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. Bear Lake sits just inside the Emigrant Wilderness nestled in a granite valley accompanied by a sea of conifers. No issues at night, either. It is there, but with the heat, it is not abundant. She's one of those athletic types, so we let her carry the stove and water filter to slow her down. 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 Emigrant Lake we were not allowed to have a fire, the first time for that. Admittedly Grouse was a bit subpar for the area. Did this as an overnight with my dog 09/26-09/17/2020. Part 3. Part 1. The trail is super super easy to identify and follow, which is awesome. I did an overnight and after I set up my tent I did not go out The rocky shore dropped deep into the lake and offered trout places to hide. Water is not as frequent, though it shouldn't be an issue to fill up in the morning, at lunch, then finally at camp. Although the elevation change is around 600 ft the trail undulates throughout the hike so the amount of climbing is a bit more, albeit easily done by most. We will camp near pristine alpine lakes. Lake choked with lilly pads and only a small area to access the water. We the walked along Cherry Creek (East Fork), for a bit, which was quite pretty, as shown here (35 seconds). I want to come back in the spring or early summer to see the flowers and running water. You can camp there. You will hike several miles on pure granite. You ... An alternative - and to some backpackers' minds an easier - route to Deer Lake is to begin at Crabtree Camp and head out past Camp Lake, Piute Lake, Gem Lake, and then on to Deer Lake. Just got back. Although the trip is rated moderate, we will Definitely could be done with one overnight! I haven’t adventured much off of Sonora Pass, so I immediately said yes! Crabtree Trail Head Bear Lake Big Lake Buck Lake Camp Lake Cow Meadow Lake Deer Lake ... My uncle talked for years about the trout in Huckleberry Lake, and I’ve always wanted to go there. The hike out the next day (it is a loop) was mostly downhill. However, the mosquitoes are really bad! Elevation loss: 1,500 feet. The lake has an average surface area of 806 acres (3.26 km 2), and an average volume of 40,530 acre feet (49,990,000 m 3). Flight. The trail this time of year is doable and open. Camped at Camp, Upper Buck and Grouse. So more people. No matter when you come you will likely encounter quite a few backpackers due to the proximity to the Emigrant Wilderness. For the avid hiker, this might be considered "moderate". Beautiful place. This is a difficult out and back trail to Bear Lake in Emigrant Wilderness. There are several areas where the trail is rocky and easy to lose, just keep an eye on your map. You will pass Camp like about 2 … Dogs are also able to use this trail. Did this loop over the weekend! We detoured to Bear Lake first, which was pretty crowded. 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