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Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake
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Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake on 09/26/2011 22:06:37 MDT Print View

I had to be in Jamestown, CA for a BBQ on Sunday afternoon, so I decided to sneak in a quick overnighter at nearby Emigrant Wilderness. I started at the Gianelli trailhead and hiked to Toejam Lake, which was about 8.8 miles each way according to my map. It turned out to be a relatively easy hike without a lot of elevation gain or loss, but there were some pretty nice views almost immediately.

About 3 miles in I stopped to have a snack overlooking what I believe is Chewing Gum Lake

The forecast called for a slight chance of rain. At this point I had a feeling there was more than a slight chance I would get wet.

It did end up raining for about 20 minutes as I was approaching Toejam lake, but when I arrived it stopped almost immediately.

After setting up camp I took a very short stoll up to the top of the hill next to the lake where the views opened up.
I'm assuming this is The Three Chimneys
A view down on Toejam lake with my campsite in the lower right.

The next morning I hustled out of there to get to the BBQ in time, so I didn't take many pictures. One of the pictures I did take was of Powell Lake that I somehow didn't notice on the hike in. It's about 2 miles from the trailhead.

Edited by csteutterman on 06/07/2013 11:48:07 MDT.

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Report on 09/26/2011 22:12:20 MDT Print View


Thanks for the excellent pictures and report. It looks like you were able to make the most of your weekend and enjoy some nice scenery.

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake on 09/26/2011 22:13:55 MDT Print View

Nice Chris.

Do you happen to know if that is Burst Rock at the far left in the first photo?

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake on 09/26/2011 22:34:37 MDT Print View

Hi David,

Might be Castle Rock, definitely not Burst Rock, which is the first hill you climb leaving Gianelli Cabin trailhead.



Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Re: Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake on 09/26/2011 22:36:07 MDT Print View

Thanks Davids.

I don't think it's Burst Rock. According to the map, Burst Rock is right next to the trail. Possibly Castle Rock?

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Good stuff--- on 09/30/2011 12:45:36 MDT Print View

A couple of questions:

How was the mosquito situation?--was there a month ago and it was nasty.

What do you think the overnight low temperature was?



Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: Tahoe
Re: Good stuff--- on 09/30/2011 14:44:33 MDT Print View

Mosquitos weren't an issue. In fact, I don't even remember noticing them at all.

I'd guess the low was around 35-40, but really not too sure. I had a WM Megalite (30 degree) on a Neoair and was pretty comfortable with that setup....neither hot nor cold. Most of the night I didn't have it zipped up all the way.