I headed out from the trailhead at Kennedy meadows at about 10:30 am on Fri, the 15th of June. Only a few cars at the trailhead parking lot. It was a hot steady climb up,up and up with great views of Relief reservoir and distant snow capped mountains. Late afternoon thunderhead clouds provided much needed shade for the last mile of the first days hike. I found a nice camp across the stream and enjoyed the sun vs storm clouds light show
It was a windy night. I met some fellow BPL members in a meadow just before Mosquito pass. They were looking for some other BPL members who they were supposed to meet up with. I told them I hadn't seen them and headed up the pass. It was a beautiful day ! The mosquitos were really bad, but I was prepared with my headnet and deet.
I made it to seldom visited Fraser lake high above the big Emigrant lake. What a view! On the way up to the lake ( no trail, just up) I saw a pair of bald eagles! I had a great evening soaking up the solitude and great views from my high perch.
The next morning I headed back down to join the main trail and make my way up to Emigrant meadow lake. I stopped at pretty blackbird lake for a much needed ( and very cold ) swim. The mosquitos don't give you a chance to think about jumping in, once you've got your cloths off, ha ha. It was a beautiful hike up to the lake, past Middle emigrant lake where I stopped for lunch.
I made it to Emigrant meadow lake in the afternoon. It's a windy lake and campsites are few and far between. I searched the whole lake for an hour before settling on a site near a small inflow creek way up above the lake. I made camp and headed down to the lake for an hour or two of fishing. Wow ! This lake is windy with horrible camp sites and tons of mosquitos, but the flyfishing was great. I caught and released several big rainbows and brookies. It was a great trip. I only saw a few people, the weather was great and I was prepared for the tons of mosquitos. I'll leave you with a view from my camp at Emigrant meadow lake