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San Francisco: Bear Lake/Emigrant Wilderness

Wildflower pockets and piles of granite boulders punctuate this mellow 7.4-mile route to two alpine lakes with primo campsites.

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Mapped by David Miller, Bay Area Outdoors

To Trailhead

From Sonora, go 30 mi. E on CA 108 to Summit Ranger Sta. in Pinecrest. Get permit; backtrack S on CA 108 to Crabtree Rd. (FR 4N26). Turn L; go 5 mi., then L (staying on FR 4N26) @ Aspen Pack Sta. In 3 mi., turn R to Crabtree trailhead.

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