Can you camp on an iceberg?

This meadow is a pleasant place for backpackers to camp as an alternative to Ediza Lake. An additional spot to camp can be found by a cluster of trees near Iceberg Lake, another 0.3 miles up the trail.

Where is the Carson Iceberg Wilderness?

The Carson–Iceberg Wilderness is a federal wilderness area located 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Stockton, California. It encompasses 160,000 acres (650 km2) and was designated by the California Wilderness Act of 1984.

How do I get to Sword Lake?

Sword Lake is most accessible from the County Line Trailhead in Carson-Iceberg Wilderness. Access to this trailhead is on rough dirt road, though we saw plenty of horse trailers make the trip. It is a busy destination on summer weekends so arrive early for parking and prime campsite choice if backpacking.

Is Ventana Wilderness open?

Most of the Ventana Wilderness is now open, although the western Pine Ridge Trail, Terrace Creek Trail & spurs remain closed (see attached map). Have fun out there, but be safe & remember that we are still in Level 3 Fires Restrictions- NO CAMPFIRES in the backcountry.

Can you camp anywhere in Stanislaus National Forest?

Dispersed camping is allowed under the current closure order off Highway 108 east of Clarks Fork Road. Campfires and camp stoves are not allowed anywhere in the Stanislaus National Forest. Recreational target shooting is prohibited everywhere in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Is Highland Lakes Campground open?

Situated at 8,600 feet, the Highland Lakes Campground can sometimes be under snow until mid-June….Highland Lakes Campground.

Highland Lakes Campground Basics
Elevation: 8,600 feet
Miles/Driving time: Angels Camp – 68 miles, 2:02
Campground Open: Late-May through October Opening date may be hampered by snow
Number of Sites: 35

Where is Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest?

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, the Forest offers year-round recreation of all types.

Where is Sword Lake California?

Sword Lake Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinecrest, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate.

Is Spicer Reservoir open?

Area Status: Open Spicer Reservoir has a surface area of 2,000 acres when full. Visitors enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.

When should I hike the Lost Coast?

When to go The nicest time of year to hike the Lost Coast Trail is usually from late May to early October. The Pacific Ocean buffers coastal temperatures to comfortable levels for most of the year. The Lost Coast is most pleasant for hiking between May and early October, which is usually the dry season.

Do you need permit for Big Sur?

The two main backpacking areas in Big Sur, the Ventana Wilderness and Silver Peak Wilderness, do not require permits to visit. However, you will need a California Fire Permit to operate any kind of stove, including Jetboils and other backpacking stoves that use pressurized fuel.

Is dispersed camping allowed in California?

Free camping in California can generally be found on BLM and USFS property, and some of the best sites are found by taking a random turn down a dirt road with a cattle guard and driving until you find a pull-out. They also cordon off national parks from national forests and differentiate between 4WD and paved roads.

Who are the managers of the Carson Iceberg Wilderness?

The western half of the Carson-Iceberg is managed by the Stanislaus National Forest, while the eastern half is managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. There are no quotas for the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, however Permits are required for all overnight trips.

Where to get a permit for Carson Iceberg?

If you plan to start an overnight trip from a Carson-Iceberg trailhead on the Stanislaus, please keep in mind permits can only be obtained from the Stanislaus offices so plan to visit during office hours or call 2-3 days ahead to have your completed permit left in the after-hours box.

When do you need a permit for the Emigrant Wilderness?

A Wilderness Permit is required for overnight visits to the Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, and Mokelumne Wildernesses from April 1 through November 30. Pick up a free permit at any Stanislaus National Forest Ranger Station.

How many saddles are allowed in the emigrant Iceberg Wilderness?

Possessing more than 12 head of saddle or pack stock per group in the Mokelumne Wilderness, or more than 25 head per group in the Emigrant or Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is prohibited. Tying pack or saddle stock to trees, except while loading or unloading is prohibited.