George Lake

Lakeshore, California 93634

George Lake

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"From its vantage on the shoulder of 10, 320-foot Kaiser Peak, the shelf around George Lake commands views over the broad, rolling watershed of the San Joaquin River. This forested route through Kaiser Wilderness also visits two other lakes and enjoys a distant vista of the High Sierra."

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Sierra South: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Press)
Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless, Analise Elliot, Chris Tirrell & Thomas Winnett
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"In the heart of the Sierra National Forest, little Kaiser Wilderness boasts 35 square miles of pristine forests, emerald lakes, and rugged alpine terrain. Despite its immediate proximity to Huntington Lake, Kaiser Wilderness lures relatively few hikers compared to neighboring John Muir and Ansel Adams wildernesses. This short trip samples its solitude and ample swimming and fishing opportunities."

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8/15/2005
this was my first overnight backpacking trip with all our new gear, so when my wife and i set out for this short hike we were thrilled to arrive at such a beautiful lake with great views. theres some steep stuph, but its doable for beginers, very rewarding finish, had the lake to ourselves, while there were dozens of people at each of the 2 lakes below us!
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6/25/2003
When the crowds aren't swarming this area (no offense intended), this is a picturesque, trout-filled, high mountain lake, which sits under Kaiser Peak, a challenging but worthwhile scramble 1000 feet up. Great opportunities for cross-country exploration of Kaiser ridge and nearby lakes. A bit overused, but not too many folks in May (lots of snow), or October.
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Trail Information

Lakeshore
Nearby City
9.4
Distance
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours.
Duration
June through September. Weekdays are less crowded than weekends.
Season
8,250 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,100 feet
Top Elevation
Sierra National Forest, Eastwood Visitor Center
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Givens, Kaiser Peak.
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