Trail Report: Cottonwood Lakes, John Muir Wilderness

The Quick and Dirty:
Location: Sequoia National Forest, John Muir Wilderness
Distance: 7 miles one way to the third lake
Terrain Type: gradual incline, classic southern sierras terrain
Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate
Best Time: Late summer and early fall, the road is closed when there is snow fall Special
Conditions: US national forest, advanced permit needed for over night camping and dogs are allowed on trail. Elevation on this trail is around 11,000′ above sea level (asl), acclimating at the trail head is strongly encouraged.
Duration: 2 days

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Emigrant Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest, California

The Quick and Dirty:
Location – Stanislaus National Forest
Distance – Varies, 10 miles to Gem Lake
Terrain Type – Flat terrain, Switchbacks, Stairs.
Difficulty – Intermediate to Strenuous
Best Time – Summer through Fall
Special Conditions – High water in creeks, mosquitoes in early summer, popular

Emigrant Wilderness

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