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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/16/2012 18:15:05 MDT Print View

4 days 3 nights with very dry warm weather!

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Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Emigrant on 07/16/2012 19:15:44 MDT Print View

Wow Jay - this looks like an amazing area. It's been on my to-do list for a bit now. I'll have to see if I can make it down there later this season. Thanks for the stoke.

James Winstead
(James_W)

Locale: CA
Re: Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/16/2012 19:56:03 MDT Print View

Jay, looking good man... glad to see your out there.

Great photos

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/16/2012 21:29:32 MDT Print View

Great stuff Jay. Where did you travel for your loop?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/16/2012 22:27:32 MDT Print View

Hey David, I got to Kennedy Meadows late Thursday evening and hiked in to Relief Reservoir about 3 miles and cowboy camped on granite. Got up Friday morning and hiked to Deer Lake-camped and fished than got up Saturday morning and hiked to Emigrant Lake-camped fished and finally went over Mosquito Pass to Kennedy Meadows Sunday morning. It was hot and dry a no water in the streams or creeks very strange! In N Out Manteca
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Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Re: Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/17/2012 08:56:56 MDT Print View

Nice loop. Sorry we didn't do this one.

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Mosquitoes? on 07/17/2012 15:39:10 MDT Print View

Hi,

Did you encounter many skeeters? What were the approx. high/low temps there?

Thanks,

rhz

Edited by rhz10 on 07/17/2012 15:40:52 MDT.

David Hankins
(hankinsohl) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mosquitos on 07/17/2012 17:52:15 MDT Print View

>> Did you encounter many skeeters? What were the approx. high/low temps there?

I just got back from a similar trip - Crabree Camp trailhead to Long Lake and back. I estimate that temperatures were in the upper 80's/low 90's at midday with lows in the low 70's/high 60's at night. I encountered lots of mosquitos and biting flies. If you're going, definately bring deet and a headnet.

Edited by hankinsohl on 07/17/2012 17:54:50 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Emigrant Wilderness Loop on 07/17/2012 18:29:50 MDT Print View

+1 what David said (DEET & Headnet) The creeks and streams are almost non existent so watch your water intake and where you plan to get water. The lakes are the only for sure water supply.

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
almost crossed paths on 07/17/2012 19:18:09 MDT Print View

I was up in the same neck of the woods. In fact we went by Deer Lake on Friday morning on our way from Leighton Lake to Pinto Lakes.

Came in from Gianelli TH on Wed, to Leopold Lake, to Leighton Lake,to Pinto Lakes. 2 nights at Pinto Lakes and up Granite Dome & Black Hawk Mtn.; out sunday AM. Pretty good wildflowers.

butterflies on flowers

Edited by paul on 07/17/2012 19:19:52 MDT.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Thanks for the report on 07/20/2012 22:04:20 MDT Print View

Heading on up into this general area for a trip starting August 10. Hopefully the mosquitos are mostly/all gone by then. And thanks for the tip on water. Not sure of exact route or trail head but most likely Gianelli's or Crabtree.

Rafi Harzahav
(rhz10) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Mosquitos on 07/24/2012 10:10:52 MDT Print View

Wow David,

That's unusually hot, no? I just plotted out that temperature stats for Gianelli:

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/jspplot/jspPlotServlet.jsp?sensor_no=8142&end=07%2F1%2F2012+21%3A04&geom=medium&interval=20&cookies=cdec01

Perhaps you were there around the 12th of July. I know that there can be sharp variations in temperature as a function of precise location...

Hope it won't be a scorcher two weeks from now!

thanks,
rhz