Because of its unique shape a small peninsula juts into the lake. There were some larger horse flies as well. The 1st camp is at 9-Mile Creek - this creek is not labeled as such, but is referred to as 9-Mile because it is 9 miles in. 6.2: Continue straight (slight right) at the Pear Lake Ranger Station split off. Strenuous minus due to distance. 9/5 Day 4, Upper Rae Lake to Junction Meadow - Completely clear at Glen Pass through Vidette Meadows. Over Black Rock Pass to camp at Little Five Lakes. Rosemarie Meadow. Spend a Week Exploring Lakes and Valleys along Bear Creek. 5. On this trip we were able to follow the trail all the way to the lower pond, about 6.5 miles from the trailhead. Washington Trails Association Crescent Meadow is also the western end of the High Sierra Trail that runs for nearly 60 miles east to Mount Whitney. After 6 miles, join the John Muir Trail and follow it south into a playground of alpine lakes and streams. There are pit toilets at Emerald Lake and campgrounds (permit required). 1) Take the High Sierra Trail 10.6 miles east, threading together lodgepole pine forest, alpine meadows, and big views of the Great Western Divide high above the Middle Fork Kaweah River gorge, to Bearpaw Meadow High Sierra Camp. I planned to spend one more night on the way at Janus Lake. I ended up going to bed a little after 8pm as the flies were simply too annoying to continue to endure. United States ... Lake Chelan via Lakeshore Trail. Designated campsites at Pear and Emerald Lakes are snow free. All three have bear boxes. I woke up to frost on my tent but sitting above my favorite lake on the Pacific … Copper Creek Trail: Begins at Road's End. Traction devices (micro-spikes) strongly recommended. It is a good day hike or overnight destination. Broad Creek S of Keeley Lake, N of Meadow Lake 3,000 (town) Ed's Lake Km 134, Hwy #955 2,800 Greenbush River 20 km W of Hudson Bay (town) 7,000 Jackfish Creek SW of Glaslyn 4,000 Junction Lake Jct Hwy #2 & #165 2,500 Lussier Lake Km 77, Hwy #102 3,500 Nipawin Lake Narrow Hills … The mountain views are unbelievable! Length 12 mi Elevation gain 2329 ft Route type Out & back. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Fortune Ponds, Pear Lake via Meadow Creek, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabuckley/albums/72157715635339892. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Access to Middle Fork of the Kings River. A mile further we reach deservedly popular Pear Lake where we will set up camp and enjoy our last night’s meal around a blazing campfire. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 After Pear Lake, the PCT drops about 700 feet to a saddle at 4,200 feet, and then climbs steeply to the summit of Grizzly Peak at 5,600 fees. The large creek is running well and beautiful. 5.6: Arrive at Emerald Lake to the right of the trail and views of Aster Lake, Tokopah Valley to the left of the trail. This route is longer and flatter. Close. Lots of wildflowers with busy insects this time of year, and the blueberries are ripe. We stayed relatively high and had a bit of a rough time in some parts of the woods due to the steepness of the grade. We stayed relatively high and had a bit of a rough time in some parts of the woods due to the steepness of the grade. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Trip Report By. There's so much to do here at Pear Lake that you need to camp here for a while, Crescent Mining Camp is … Counterclockwise via the Big Meadow Trail (in the direction of Round Lake): From the Big Meadow/Scott’s Lake signpost, travel approximately 1.5 miles along the Big Meadow Trail. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Make a right .1 mile later at the Lodgepole Trail junction to continue on the Lakes Trail. There frequently are jets and jet engine noise overhead. Park Meadow and Golden Lake are located just north of Broken Top and east of South Sister. EASY 4.2 mi. Mineral King to Glacier Pass to Spring Lake. The second stretch is exposed alpine terrain. These were largely the smaller flies that for the most part didn't bite (though at times they did). Pear Lake via Hump and Watchtower is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sequoia National Park, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Had made an attempt in June but too much snow above 3500' along the Meadow Creek so lost the trail and found out, on this trip, the trail is not shown correctly on Gaia GPS. ), then home via the Stough Creek Lakes Trail. Traction devices (micro-spikes) strongly recommended. When I arrived at my campsite, it had a fire ring and there was kindling and larger pieces of wood conveniently stacked neatly by the fire ring. The trail climbs more insistently, and the dense pine forest opens up a little and becomes more scenic. Speaking of the fire, the ranger post at the trailhead said that campfires were permitted at Pear Lake within fire rings. The junction to Top Lake is 0.7 miles away to the south and The Top Lake Trail (#1506) out to Forest Road 400 and Lake Wenatchee is another option for accessing Pear Lake. They didn't bother me too much as I was hiking, but immediately upon stopping I was swarmed. 7/20 - Conditions on the Pass are unchanged since the 7/1 report. Decades ago there was a trail from Alta Meadow to Moose Lake, but these days the maintained trail ends in the meadow. Contact Us. This section of the trail was miserable in that it was very hot, there was no wind, and the flies were abominable. Hot, steep climb; leave early in the day or late in the evening. The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike. Crescent Meadow is also the western end of the High Sierra Trail that runs for nearly 60 miles east to Mount Whitney. Did this trip over four days/three nights (July 24-27), taking a bunch of inexperienced kids from church with us (which is also why we ended up taking the route we took). 56. First allowed campsite - Lower Tent Meadow (4 miles). Started a three day backpack on Monday, departing on the Pear Lake via Meadow Creek trail. The Rock Creek crossing near Rock Creek Lake is 1-2" feep and moderately swift. Washington Trails Association Pear Lake sits nestled below Mount Copeland (on the right) with Elk Tooth to the south. Kudos to him for taking the time to help out PCTers. There is an entrance to the Big Meadow campground on the left. Turn-by-turn from the Crescent Meadow trailhead. 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