Lakeside Downtime

A Little Longer, Trips

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Emigrant Wilderness – Lakes Loop

Entire Loop – 26 miles
Day 1 – Crabtree Trailhead to Y Meadow Lake – 7 miles
Day 2 – Meadow Lake to Piute Lake – 11 miles
Day 3 – Piute Lake to Crabtree Trailhead – 8 miles
Lakes Encountered: Chewing Gum Lake, Y Meadow Lake, Deer Lake, Jewelry Lake, Gem Lake, Piute Lake & Camp Lake

DownTime_Emigrant

While hiking long distances and finding beautiful views is rewarding in itself, it’s important to take time to just lay back and give yourself the gift of enjoying your destination. Boots off, pack on the ground and snacks abound, swim in the lake, read the book you carried all that way and doze off…

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Above Treeline

Trips, Weekends
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Canyon Creek Trail – Trinity Alps
Out and Back – 16 miles
Saturday Morning – 6 miles
Sunday  – 2 miles to Lower Canyon Lake for a dip and 8 miles out
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There is just something about waking up a bit earlier to catch the stillness of the early morning light creeping through peaks and trees to illuminate the vibrant green and powder white of alpine terrain.  Sitting on a rock, a stump, a blanket; stretching your arms and yawning, taking in your first cup of coffee.  It’s as if the world isn’t spinning, eternity has stopped, and its just you and everything else; stone in a brisk mountain breeze, waiting for the sun’s tendrils to brush your skin.
“I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found.”
John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938)
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