I celebrated my 77th birthday backpacking with Mark and my dog Sierra in the Emigrant wilderness August 2016 . the weather was great and the vistas beautiful . We met a lot of beautiful folks and Sierra made many friends . We accessed from Modesto Ca. via hwy 108 , obtained permits at Pine Crest ranger station . Water is plentiful along rout to Emigrant Lake . One letter of water at any time .
The elevation gain is moderate at best .
Myself and Sierra
Myself and Sierra below
Small tree splitting a rock below
on aday hike I forgot Sierra's dish and I had to feed her in my hand . Bad deal
Below Sierra befriending a ranger
Met this young man , Michael below who knew my grandson Michael .
Small world .
Sierra making friends with hikers below