Spending the night at Crabtree Trailhead was luxurious as we had a restroom, a table to eat at and a firepit to cook on. We will be hiking most days with full packs over rough terrain. We drove an hour from Sonora, CA to enter the Emigrant Wilderness, part of Stanislaus National Forest. [click on pictures to enlarge] The Crabtree area is on the left side of the map at the start of the track. This backpack trip will travel through Emigrant Wilderness and just north of the Yosemite National Park boundary. The water conditions at Piute left a lot to be desired, but Gem Lake had crystal clear waters as long as you avoided the little inlets with poor circulation. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Camping gear must be dropped off at the loading dock very early in the morning. Crabtree Trailhead is serviced by a very affordable Aspen Meadow Pack Station The cost is $200 per person (maximum of 75 lbs. Mar 27, 2020 - Photos and trail descriptions of 'Backpack to Bear Lake (Emigrant Wilderness)' and more, submitted by the Outbound community. It offers a much higher starting point than the nearby trailheads of Crabtree… Marina Kitchen. Emigrant Wilderness, 1.5 miles southeast of Gianelli Trailhead, and 2 miles east of Crabtree Trailhead: Incident Commander: Stanislaus National Forest IMT (Type 4) Incident Description: The Fire Was … Buck Lake Dam Loop. Emigrant Wilderness Area Backpacking, Fishing, Hunting, Exploring. Gianelli trailhead, Emigrant Lake, Crabtree - Distance: 59.99 km - Elevation: 1030 hm - Location: - Wandermap is one of the largest collections of hike routes on the web. 06/27/2009 - Emigrant Wilderness - Leopold Lake Where do I start with this trip? There are also ample opportunity to filter water, both from the lakes and steams. No Camping Loop via Relief Valley Trail. Gem Lake Loop. Powell Lake via Gianelli Trail. We'll hike mostly on trail through classic Emigrant country past appropriately named Jewelry and Gem lakes and crossing Cherry and Piute Creeks. To reach the trailhead, make your way south from the Ranger Station and turn left onto Crabtree Rd. 2020. There are lots of incredible spots to stop and camp along the way. We went counter clockwise and there was no flowing water until we were about 6-7 miles out so definitely pack plenty of water. Elevation gain: 1,200 feet. Went the weekend of July 18-19. More information Backpack to Bear Lake (Emigrant Wilderness), Crabtree Trailhead We chose this area based on the reported quality of fishing along the hike. This peaceful, alpine lake … The Emigrant Wilderness falls within the Stanislaus National Forest. ,�9������� V�]�2��E.10�\c��r���>� ��n,[�/V�4{os]��-�|�7?C(�vE�R}�g� The 112,000-acre wilderness borders Yosemite National Park on the south and the Hoover Wilderness on the east. A beautiful trail that crosses Piute Lake, Piute Meadow, Lily Lake, and Camp Lake along rolling terrain with a nice final section into the Crabtree Trailhead on the western edge of Emigrant Wilderness. This is a moderate out and back trail in Emigrant Wilderness. The hike itself was beautiful, and encountered nary a mosquito the entire first day until we hit Cherry Creek, where there was a respectable swarm around 5:30PM. So much fun swimming in the lakes and lots of water to fill up! 8,335 ft. Altitude start. Campsite elevation: 7,600 feet. 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. The plan was to start out from the Crabtree trailhead in Emigrant Wilderness and head up Tom’s Canyon x-country and head over to Leopold Lake. Camp Lake, a little misnamed since there’s like 1 camping spot here, haha. The trailhead sits back about 50 yards from the road. endstream endobj startxref Grade max-29.5%. 5. Emigrant Wilderness, 1.5 miles southeast of Gianelli Trailhead, and 2 miles east of Crabtree Trailhead: Incident Commander: Stanislaus National Forest IMT (Type 4) Incident Description: The Fire Was Determined To Be Out On 11/18/20 Following The Arrival Of More Precipitation. To reach Crabtree Camp Trailhead drive south from Pinecrest on the Bell Meadow/Crabtree Camp Road. 8,827 ft. Altitude end. This is a moderate one way trail in Emigrant Wilderness. We didn't even bother with breakfast, but just broke camp and got out of there as fast as possible. More Stats for Crabtree (Emigrant Lake) hike trail trail. Since my boss is 47 and an inexperienced backpacker, I was not sure how far we would make it but the goal was to hike 10 miles to Gem Lake on Friday night. Amazing hike!!! This is a moderate one way trail in Emigrant Wilderness. 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