Charlie Pankey

A Sierra Explorer I love to explore new locations and find the unbeaten path around popular destinations in the Sierra. Publisher of online magazine www.sierrarecmagazine.com I love connecting with people on the trails, listing for insider tips and exploring the area

Fantastic Lake Destination

Emigrant Lake is so awesome. Hard to leave Caples Lake and its sapphire blue water, the climb up to emigrant along the creek is one of my favorite. The shimmering clear water hidden in that bowl of a mountain is so peaceful. Bringing my hammock on next trip up.

A Family Favorite

As a Local, this is a family Favorite every summer. Great place to take a swim on a hot summer day, watch sunset and even see fireworks on Northshore when they have events.

Also a Great Day hike

Just finished this trip as a day hike from Tuolumne Meadows. Pool at the base of White Cascade is So cold but refreshing after the hike down. Highly recommend this as another great day destination out of Tuolumne Meadows.