Pacific Crest Trail: CA Section 22

SONORA PASS to EBBETTS PASS: Curve between sharp ice-hewn boulders on this 27.2-mile stretch surrounded by red volcanic peaks.
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SONORA PASS to EBBETTS PASS: Curve between sharp ice-hewn boulders on this 27.2-mile stretch surrounded by red volcanic peaks.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 43.8

Waypoints

PCT569

Location: 38.3278350830078, -119.637229919434

Cross CA 108 @ Sonora Pass; turnout and sign explaining history of passes in area. Campground a few hundred feet W; hitch W to the northern Kennedy Meadows Resort for food and relaxation or hitch E down to Bridgeport for a town with more services

PCT570

Location: 38.3296852111816, -119.635284423828

Sonora Pass Trailhead

PCT571

Location: 38.3457984924316, -119.624732971191

Crestline saddle

PCT572

Location: 38.3693161010742, -119.629699707031

Nice campsite amongst the trees on the East Fork of Carson Creek

PCT573

Location: 38.4112167358398, -119.666000366211

Go L and start ascent

PCT574

Location: 38.4383506774902, -119.679634094238

Straight @ Boulder Lake trail

PCT575

Location: 38.4592018127441, -119.726615905762

Straight @ Golden Canyon trails

PCT576

Location: 38.4769668579102, -119.730949401855

L @ Y away from Murray Canyon

PCT577

Location: 38.4803009033203, -119.743797302246

Creek

PCT578

Location: 38.4822006225586, -119.750297546387

Creek

PCT579

Location: 38.4851989746094, -119.754600524902

Wolf Creek

PCT580

Location: 38.4980659484863, -119.769950866699

Straight @ Wolf Creek Pass and Highland Lakes Trail

PCT581

Location: 38.5015983581543, -119.770782470703

Stay R @ Asa Lake trail

PCT582

Location: 38.5265350341797, -119.778419494629

Great, one-tent camp under small clump of trees on saddle overlooking Noble Lake; while the area is marred by cows, the open, grassy slopes, red volcanic peaks, and the nice pocket Noble Lake, make this a worthwhile destination

PCT583

Location: 38.5323486328125, -119.779182434082

Noble Lake outlet creek crossing in a deep V canyon

PCT584

Location: 38.5350151062012, -119.781730651855

L @ Y from Noble Canyon trail

PCT585

Location: 38.5336837768555, -119.78296661377

Noble Creek

PCT586

Location: 38.5461502075195, -119.806816101074

PCT stay R @ Ebbetts Pass trail

PCT587

Location: 38.5460166931152, -119.811431884766

Cross CA 4 near Ebbetts Pass

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Snowy slopes

Location: 38.4541168212891, -119.725646972656

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Into an arid landscape

Location: 38.5131988525391, -119.777282714844

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