Sierra Club base camp trip to Gem Lake, in the Emigrant
Wilderness, off the Sonora Pass Road, just north of Yosemite in the
beautiful Sierra Nevada of California
About a dozen good natured and rather fit folks met at the
trailhead to camp and prepare for the trek to Gem Lake. We headed out
the next morning on a scenic trail above 7,000 feet which only went
to 8,200 feet. We would spend the day hiking about 10 miles through
forest and open rocky areas. Bob sees a camera and knows what to
"It's only another mile"
Gem Lake, a welcome destination worthy of its name
This would be our base camp for six nights.
Ah, sweet paradise!
Meggan, Sue and Didier
We took a variety of day hikes to nearby lakes. Here we
are at Wood Lake, with Rusty and Beth
This is 180 degrees from the previous photo, an extension
of Wood Lake
David, at camp, Happy Hour?
Banjos might be loud, but there are always happy people
Deer lake, utter peace
Jill at Deer Lake
Alan cheerfully provided us with gourmet fresh fried
Farewell, Gem Lake - Adieu, Meggan
Many thanks for the thoughtful and thorough leadership of
Sy and Laura