Contains rainbows and brookies, some in trophy size. The lake is nearly 2 miles long with good camping on either end. And there was the fellow with his family who had camped along the shores of Emigrant Lake, complete with camping chairs and a car camping tent--clearly all delivered by mule. Activities in Emigrant Wilderness include hiking, swimming, fishing and hunting. This trip is located in the Emigrant Wilderness on the Stanislas National Forest. Emigrant Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, Tuolumne County Multi-day trip to a fabulous fishing lake; Fontanillis & Dicks Lakes, Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado Co. Great weekend trip to a pair of fabulous lakes near Lake Tahoe; Kennedy Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, Tuolumne County The perfect weekend trip to a stunning mountain lake Buck Lake × Elevation 8,318 ... Emigrant Wilderness Interactive Trail Map. Buck Lake 13.9 Wood Lake 14.0 16.3 Emigrant Lake 16.9 Huckleberry Lake 21.1 Trailhead: Crabtree Huckleberry Lake 19.1 Elevation: 7,160’ Destination Trail 1.8Miles Lake Valley Trail 0.1 Pine Valley Trail 1.4 2.6 Chewing Gum Lake 4.4 Emigrant Pass 10.4 Rainbow and Brook trout are found in almost all lakes and streams in the area. Day 7: Leaving Buck Lake, we will sometimes hike under a canopy of hemlock or lodgepole pine, but often over polished granite and a bit of talus to Gem Lake (8,320 feet). A Wilderness Permit is required for all overnight trips into the Emigrant Wilderness, April 1 through November 30 each year, however, there are no quotas or fees within the Emigrant. Emigrant Lake: 140 acres at 8827' elevation, about 15 miles from the trailhead. We will hike about 5.5 miles on this day. My new book with artist Paul Madonna, published on October 20, 2020 by Bloomsbury, is Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages Through the Unknown City.It features 16 of Paul’s superb drawings of the wildly eclectic sites that we chose together and that I write about. Wilderness Permits are required and can be picked up at the Summit Ranger Station in Pinecrest, California. I'm an author, journalist and historian of San Francisco. On Saturday 5/24/14 Zuri and I headed out on our first backpacking trip of the year. There is the possibility of day hiking to Emigrant Lake or Huckleberry Lakes. Leave No Trace, Inc. - This national non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and inspiring outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. SierraWild.gov - Your source for Sierra wilderness information. Buck Lake, Emigrant Wilderness, Sierra Nevada. The destination was Huckleberry Lake, 18 miles in, but we eventually settled on Upper Buck Lake, 12.5 miles back, as our final campsite. The lake is considered a premier destination for the Emigrant Wilderness. Emigrant Wilderness, 5 days, September 2008 Route: Crabtree Trailhead, Deer Lake, Buck Lakes, Wood Lake, Groundhog Meadow, Crabtree Trailhead We will arrive in the afternoon to explore Pinecrest, pick up … I came up with the idea to try to put do a long semi-loop, starting from Leavitt Lake (in the Toiyabe National Forest) just NorthEast of the wilderness, dropping down near High Emigrant Lake, and then looping down to Emigrant Lake, down to Buck Lake and Huckleberry Lake, and then to Twin Lakes in Yosemite, and finally back to Leavitt Lake. Planning and Permits. WILDERNESS PERMITS. In addition, three major deer herds – Jawbone, Yosemite and Stanislaus herds – live in Emigrant Basin. From the south, the wilderness is accessible from Cherry Lake, along the border with Yosemite National Park. Joining up with a group of 8 more Bay Area Boomer Backpackers led by Alex and Tal, we ventured deep into the heart of the Emigrant Wilderness in the Central Sierra Nevada.