Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest

BRIEF SUMMARY The Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is bordered by Yosemite National Park on the south, the Toiyabe National Forest on the east, and State Route 108 on the north. The area extends northeast about 25 miles in length and 15 miles in width. The Emigrant Wilderness watershed drains to the Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers.

This post details a trip from Gianelli Cabin to Powell Lake, Chewing Gum Lake, through Whiteside Meadow and Spring Meadow, and past Wire Lakes.


Trip Planning
TRAIL INFORMATION
Distance: 26 miles (Gianelli Cabin to Wire Lakes and back)
Cumulative Elevation: 4,700ft
High Point: 9,900ft
Low Point: 8,100ft
GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest, California
Description: The Emigrant Wilderness of Stanislaus National Forest is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is bordered by Yosemite National Park on the south, the Toiyabe National Forest on the east, and State Route 108 on the north. The area extends northeast about 25 miles in length and 15 miles in width. The Emigrant Wilderness watershed drains to the Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers.
Permit/Fees: Permit required. No Fee. You can pick up your permit at the Ranger District Office (see contact).
Contact: #1 Pinecrest Lake Road
Pinecrest, CA 95364
(209) 965-3434
Water: Lakes and rivers so you must purify or boil it.
Bathrooms: No
Address: End of the road on: Forest Route 4N34 Stanislaus National Forest, Twain Harte-Tuolumne City, CA
Parking: Yes. Should always have spaces unless there is a lot of snow. Ask the ranger.
Book: Sierra North: Backcountry Trips in Californias Sierra Nevada
Map: Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map by Tom Harrison
Additional Info: Bring a fishing rod and a fishing permit and don't expect to see a lot of people.
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3 comments:

  1. looks like I found the next place to go backpacking with my friends

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  2. going up there this weekend! thanks for the vid

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