Backpacking: Jennie Lakes Wilderness

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Brian Korver and I took a 3-day, 2-night trip in the Jennie Lakes Wilderness in the Sequoia National Forest.


The trailhead is out past Freso, so we got there about 4:30. The first day was short, out to Weaver Lake. The second day was fairly long (GPS nav says 16 miles and 4000-5000 feet of climbing), out to Marvin Pass. By the time we got there it was looking pretty cold and windy, so we decided not to go to Mitchell Peak and headed down to JO Pass and Jennie Lake. Jennie Lake is at 9040 feet, and by 7:30 it was so cold I repaired to the tent. About midway through the night, I noticed what I thought was rain on the tent and brought our packs into the vestibule. Turns out it was snow. Cold, but an impressive view. The trip back to the trailhead is mostly downhill and fairly easy.

On our way back we stopped by Grant Grove and checked out the Boole Tree and the General Grant Tree. I knew giant sequoias were big, but actually seeing one is a bit different.

GPS distance: 27 miles (nominal, 23 miles)
Total ascent: 7000 ft
Cost: $20 park entrance
Pics here.