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Backpacking Emigrant Wilderness

August 15, 10:00 am - August 19, 2:00 pm

Emigrant Wilderness is located in the central Sierra, generally north of Yosemite and south of Pinecrest. Access is via Hwy 108 east of Sonora and prior to Sonora Pass. Elevation will generally average around 8,000 feet with typical Sierra setting of lovely meadows/mixed forest/massive granite/many lakes. The trip itinerary at this point to be determined. Our trail head will be Crabtree.

Plan On:

Around 30 miles backpacking over 5 days/4 nights.

Looking a two days of off trail hiking.

Difficulty: Moderate

Meet at MiWuk Village Forest Service Station on Hwy 108 at 9:00am. I will be there then to pick up wilderness permit, then we can caravan to trail head.

Itinerary to follow.

Other Information

No cost permit

Campfires okay

Bear canister or hang food

Water availability excellent (need to filter)

Fishing in most lakes possible

Please, no dogs

Afternoon thunderstorms always a possibility

Many campgrounds around Pinecrest for those who wish to travel the day before.


Use Miwuk Village Forest Service office for your GPS, 24695 Hwy 108

Travel from Monterey/Santa Cruz around 4 hours.


To attend, please RSVP to the Waitlist. I will email with backpack questions if need be and move you to the “yes” column once you have been qualified. Will try to hold number of backpackers to 8 or so.

Regarding participating in this event, you are responsible for your own safety and attendance is at your own risk. The organizer of the event does not assume any liability. In the event of injury or illness, assistance will, of course, be provided; but you should not expect professional level first aid or rescue from the organizer or any of the other attendees.


August 15, 10:00 am
August 19, 2:00 pm
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