Last weekend I took a trip to the Emigrant wilderness with 3 other people.It was HOT. It almost got 100 and there was very little shade in some places. The nights were too warm and I overpacked in warm clothing.The mosquitoes were very bad.Click on the photos to make them bigger.
Edited by justin_baker on 06/10/2013 21:36:08 MDT.
The Emigrant looks very pretty and the snow seems to have all but completely melted away. Too bad about the mosquitoes though.I'll be making a trip into the Emigrant myself in about 2 weeks or so. Last year I ran into lots of mosquitoes and biting flies. I'll probably plan a higher altitude trip this year - hopefully the insects won't be as bad at elevation.
Mosquito Hell... seems no matter what time of year... even in mid September one year...g
A truly awful place. Best to keep moving south and enjoy mosquito free Yosemite.Thanks for sharing the pics Justin.
Edited by Davidpcvsamoa on 06/10/2013 23:02:52 MDT.
Nice. Looks like Camp Lake? Where were those granite cascades?June/July in Emigrant can be brutal. Worst mosquitoes I've ever experienced were at Groundhog Meadow in mid-June. Emigrant is best enjoyed in the early spring and late fall.
Yeah, the first night was Camp Lake.I think those granite cascades were at Cherry Creek. We camped at the base of Louse Canyon near the confluence of a couple creeks. We explored up one of them. There were a few large waterfalls and deep pools farther up.We planned on day hiking up to Rocasso Lake but we saw a thunderstorm move in and we turned back to camp. We would have camped up at Pingree Lake but the hike out would have taken too long for a Sunday.
Everywhere we walked was real swampy. And many of the lakes looked very scummy and stagnant. It was a paradise for mosquitoes. During the heat of the day we swam around and sat in the exposed sunlight. It was hot enough that the mosquitoes retreated to the shade.
This is from 2010 in August. Wonderful area: https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/BackpackingInTheSierraNevadaEmigrantWildernessBackcountryLakes2010#
Nice. We were out there about 3 weeks ago, maybe 4. Still lots of snow above 8K, which meant no skeeters. The lower elevation meadows were a real bitch though. The mosquitoes were unforgiving. Deer lake was still half frozen slush.
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