With its eastern edge running along the spine of Sierra Nevada range, the Emigrant Wilderness encompasses a vast diversity within its borders.
Place Category: Lakes
A moderate hike (approximately 2.5 miles from the Carson Pass trailhead) brings you to scenic Lake Winnemucca in the Mokelumne Wilderness. It took our group just over three hours to hike out to the lake and back, and we spent some time to eat lunch and throw a stick for the dog. We saw many families, dogs, and a few recreational fishermen on the day we hiked to the lake, as well as a PCT thru-hiker.