My route in the Emigrant Wilderness started at Gianelli Cabin, or as some people know it, Burst Rock. I hiked in my first day to Salt Lick Meadow and camped next to the West Fork of Cherry Creek. From there my route curved around to the South till I got to Cow Meadow Lake. From there I followed the North Fork of Cherry Creek down to Lord Meadow. This route doesn't appear on too many maps anymore since it is no longer maintained but it isn't hard traveling as it is mostly granite slabs. There aren't too many ducks to follow anymore though so you might do some backtracking once in awhile. The route from Lord Meadow to Huckleberry Lake wasn't much better.

The last time I traveled it over 10 years ago it was a nice trail but it was no more than a crosscountry route now also. I talked to a CCC trail crew boss and I think he said that they have declared that it is no longer a trail. He might have meant the North Fork trail but if I did hear him correctly I can't see how they can justify it. I can imagine what the real truth is though. The trail crews have such a backlog of trails to work on that they are overwhelmed. As long as horses are allowed to travel in this wilderness in the numbers that they do now there is no way they can catch up. I think it is also time that they started to collect fees for trail permits, as long as those on horses pay a greater amount since they cause so much destruction.

From Huckleberry Lake I continued north to Lake Maxwell, then past Emigrant Lake to Mosquito Pass. From there I picked up the trail from Brown Bear Pass, the old wagon route, and followed that toward Kennedy Meadows till I was able to turn onto the route to Upper and Lower Relief Meadows. From there I continued on to Gianelli cabin, a route of about 52 miles. The last 3 days was the same as that used by the settlers, crossing the Sierras in the mid 1800's.