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Treasure Lakes/Little Lakes Valley

Postby jessegooddog » Wed May 30, 2012 1:07 pm

I am curious about Treasure Lakes in Little Lakes Valley, their outlet seems to run to Long Lake - is this a doable cross country hike for someone without cross country experience but very familiar with the area? Is there a use trail from Gem or Long Lake? Strenuous? I am 64, a woman, generally hike only with my dog and don't want to scramble over too many rocks.



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Re: Treasure Lakes/Little Lakes Valley

Postby exodus » Wed May 30, 2012 1:59 pm

Unfortunately, there is no use trail from either the Gems or Long that I am aware of. You have to cross country from either one of those lakes. I've only ever gone up from Long and there's about 1/4 mile of tallus to cross on your way up. Gem has less of that to deal with, but is steeper (I usually come down that way).

Here's a picture looking down the rocks from about half way up:

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Re: Treasure Lakes/Little Lakes Valley

Postby maverick » Wed May 30, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi Jessegooddog,

This is better than a route description, from the photo's you can see the conditions
around the lakes in question. Hope it helps.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jensenl/ ... 06/sierra/
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Re: Treasure Lakes/Little Lakes Valley

Postby jessegooddog » Wed May 30, 2012 4:29 pm

Great pictures; now I am not so curious...
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