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Charles P
(mediauras)

Locale: Terra
Hoover Wilderness Suggestions? on 06/06/2013 22:47:26 MDT Print View

Hi. A friend and I want to do a 2 night trip to the Hoover area next weekend, probably looking for 25-30 miles. There's a lot of possibilities and we've looked at various trip reports -- but to me, it seems kind of a toss-up. If anything it seems going out of Twin Lakes TH is the favored route. Any and all suggestions welcome and appreciated. As is any recent trip info on the area. Thanks!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Hoover Wilderness Suggestions? on 06/06/2013 23:00:29 MDT Print View

Snow Lake or Green Lake

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Paul Wagner
(balzaccom) - F

Locale: Wine Country
Great Hike on 06/06/2013 23:05:42 MDT Print View

We did a trip exactly like that a few years ago. Started in Leavitt Meadows, and spent the first night at Fremont Lake. Second night took us up to Cinko Lake, just as it was icing out. And the third day was over towards Harriet Lake, and then back down into Piute Meadows...but when we found the mosquitoes down there we hiked back up into Long Canyon to get above them. That worked, and then we were able to hike out on the last day. Great trip.

The whole trip log is here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/BackpackingInTheSierraNevadaWestWalkerRiverHooverWilderness2010#

And then the following year we did the hike up out of Twin Lakes to Peeler Lake ( that's a long, hard climb) and from there we did the whole loop into Kerrick Canyon, Benson Lake, Matterhorn, etc.. But that was a week-long adventure. YOu could just as well do the shorter version, from Peeler going down into Kerrick Canyon, then heading up to Snow Lake, Crown Lake, and back out. Lovely country there as well.

Here's the trip log for our longer version of this one:

https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/BackpackingInTheSierraNevadaTwinLakesToBensonLakeAndMatterhornCanyon#

And you can read more about these hikes on our website, backpackthesierra.com

Charles P
(mediauras)

Locale: Terra
Re: Hoover Wilderness Suggestions? on 06/09/2013 09:53:55 MDT Print View

Nice pics Jay, looks pretty enciting.

We're thinking of going out of Leavitt Lake TH and spending the first night at one of the Long Lakes, and then 2nd night at High Emigrant Lake (or maybe do that in reverse). Or, something involving Cinko Lake, which looks really nice. I just wonder if at some of the high points on the route there could still be decent amounts of snow. Any words of wisdom on this loop? Seems like with this choice there's less chance of seeing folks.

Second option is Twin Lakes TH - Peeler Lake - Snow Lake or Crown Lake out. We might have a third person joining us on our trip, and while he's an experienced bp'er, he's out of shape right now (and with old heavy gear:) ), so the lower mileage of this route might be the deciding factor.

Thx again.

Edited by mediauras on 06/09/2013 10:21:30 MDT.