High Sierra Adventure - 4 Days in the Emigrant Wilderness
25 miles in the Emigrant Wilderness
August 19-23, 2021
4 days/3 Nights on the Trail
$595 per person
$695 with Gear Rental
Your registration includes a 25-mile, 4-day, 3-night wilderness backpacking adventure, training meeting before the trip, a food-kit with all meals on the trail, and devotionals every morning and evening. Not to mention spectacular High Sierra views and the memories of a lifetime! This is truly an epic adventure!
*Airfare and ground transportation not included but we can help arrange car rentals and carpooling.
This hike is rated Strenuous. You must be physically fit for this trip.
*We reserve the right to adjust the route based on overall group dynamics and safety.
Day 1: We fly into San Francisco by noon on arrival day. (Airfare not included.) We’ll leave the airport and head out for the Crabtree trailhead (elev. 7,145 ft.) stopping for a bite to eat on the way. We’ll hit the trail around 5:00 PM and hike East through a Sierra Pine forest, then along a ridge, finishing a short 3.7 miles at Grouse Lake (elev. 7,100 ft.) for our first night.
Day 2: We’ll continue hiking East some 8 miles through Groundhog and Buck Meadow. We’ll stop for lunch along Cherry Creek, then on to Wood Lake, finally finishing a long day at the incredible Deer Lake, (pictured above) the highest elevation of our trip at 8,461 ft. where we’ll camp for the night.
Day 3: We’ll hike 9.5 miles west past Jewelry Lake and Gem Lake, stopping for lunch at Piute Lake. Than continue west through Piute Meadow, cross Piute Creek, then continue on to Camp Lake, finally finishing at our destination, Bear Lake. (elev. 7,680 ft.)
Day 4: It’s a quick 3.6 mile day back to the Crabtree trailhead, where our vehicles will be waiting. We’ll drive back to San Francisco staying at one of the hotels (reservation not included) close to the airport. We’ll head into town that evening to enjoy an amazing dinner where we’ll share our highs and lows from the trip.
Day 5: We fly back to our homes with new friendships and new memories that can only be forged over 4 days in the Sierra wilderness together!
*Your registration does NOT include airfare to San Francisco, ground transportation to the trailhead, or hotel lodging in San Francisco. However, we can help you arrange rental carpooling.
Monthly Adventure Installment Plan
Operated under Special Use Permit on the Stanislaus National Forest.
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.”
No gear, no problem! You can rent all of your backpacking equipment from us for just $100 per person. Just click the Registration with Gear Rental button and we’ll get you set up with all the gear you need including backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, camp chair, headlamp, extra batteries, water filtration system, water bottles, fuel, stove, cookset and utensils, fanny pack, and trekking poles. (Additional $80 if we have to ship/fly your gear to you or to the trailhead.)