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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby schmalz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:15 pm

I am planning an early August trip to avoid bugs here in this drought year. I have heard the stories.



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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby venturefar » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:31 pm

The Regency is the best of the bunch.

schmalz wrote:What is the terrain like between 5 acre and red can lake?


I have not hiked from Five Acre to Red Can in several years. I roughly followed the faint steam running southwest from Red Can to Five Acre up to Red Can. The bottom is similar to what you would encounter just southwest of Five acre if coming up from Yellowhammer. As you get closer to Red Can the terrain becomes steeper and it was a little marshy on some of the shelves closer to the lake. As mentioned previously Wood is just over the hill from Red Can where you can hook up with the trail. I would camp at Red Can over Wood even though there are few good campsites. Watching the sun set on the peaks of northern Yosemite is a nice way to end a day. PM and I'll share my favorite site.

The Buck Lakes are nice. The view looking north from Upper Buck is spectacular. Gem gets hammered. It seems like It's one the most visited places in the wilderness. Passing through one day last summer I counted 40 people. and not everyone was filing their water bottles.
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby NSchmit » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:14 pm

Schmalz - have you completed your trip yet or is it later? I'm lurking trying to figure out what routes I want to take myself with one other friend next weekend. my indecision is keeping me awake (plus excited to get out!)
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby schmalz » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:10 pm

No. Emigrant has been saved for another year. I have too many trips banked for the future!

I ended up deciding on two different big trips, although who knows where summer fires may end up diverting us.

I greatly appreciate the advice I got here though, and it will be used soon enough, possibly with my son since Emigrant's lower elevation seems like a good place for him to get his feet wet.
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby bigbret » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:27 am

My friend of 20 years and I are planning on heading up to Hyatt Lake this weekend. Planning on a 4 day get away. This will be the 1st real trip Since my Daughter Maya was born last August. Really exited, planning meals now and breaking in some Salomon Hikers.. :nod:
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:28 am

Hi Bigbret,

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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby justm » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:58 pm

I really like Hyatt. I was there last year in the spring. I had the lake, ( and whole area) to myself. One thing of note about Hyatt, finding a good spot to pitch your tent can take awhile . The fire in the area has burned up a lot of the trees around the lake, and it can get warm there. I found a nice camp across the lake from where you first reach it. It's a bit of a haul over there. The camp also has a resident Pica, that would raid my camp at night.
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby mschnaidt » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:17 pm

justm wrote:I really like Hyatt. I was there last year in the spring. I had the lake, ( and whole area) to myself. One thing of note about Hyatt, finding a good spot to pitch your tent can take awhile . The fire in the area has burned up a lot of the trees around the lake, and it can get warm there. I found a nice camp across the lake from where you first reach it. It's a bit of a haul over there. The camp also has a resident Pica, that would raid my camp at night.


We call that site The Hyatt Regency. It's a good one. The beach on the NE end of the lake is The Sierra Riviera. :D

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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:09 pm

We call that site The Hyatt Regency. It's a good one. The beach on the NE end of the lake is The Sierra Riviera.


To late, Benson Lake in Yosemite has held that title for quite some time. :)
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby schmalz » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:22 pm

maverick wrote:
We call that site The Hyatt Regency. It's a good one. The beach on the NE end of the lake is The Sierra Riviera.


To late, Benson Lake in Yosemite has held that title for quite some time. :)


I have read that back in the day it would get swarmed with European tourists and somewhat resembles the Riviera. I'd love to see a picture of that.
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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby mschnaidt » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:25 am

schmalz wrote:
maverick wrote:
We call that site The Hyatt Regency. It's a good one. The beach on the NE end of the lake is The Sierra Riviera.


To late, Benson Lake in Yosemite has held that title for quite some time. :)


I have read that back in the day it would get swarmed with European tourists and somewhat resembles the Riviera. I'd love to see a picture of that.



I defer to Mav. Here's a screen capture from GE of Benson. Nice beach!

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Re: Favorite area of Emigrant Wilderness?

Postby Lett » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:24 pm

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Yup, here be the Riviera!
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