Bit rainy on this day, not many people out there. Ran into a couple hunters who had spent a cold night out.
Trail went by Smith Lake junction. Then headed SW toward Elwell.
Beautiful area for a day hike. Summit register was soaked through, pretty much destroyed, despite being in a pipe cannister. Stopped for a swim in Long Lake on the way down.
An easy cruise from the trailhead. A bit toasty on this warm day, but fine views from the top!
Very few people in the area.
Nice day with John.
Great weather and hiking conditions for our group of 9. Hiked with Round Lake Peak 7,541'
Nice trail to the top with Tommey. Peak #3/4 for the day
Short drive off of Gold Lake Road, with lots of parking and well marked trails. Followed the eastern and then northern shore of Long Lake, to a junction with the PCT, then up to the top, as a thunderstorm began. Descended back down to Mud Lake on the southwest side of the Lake to make a loop 2nd of a 3 peak day, after Haskell and before Sierra Buttes since they are all accessed via Gold Lake Road. TR is HERE.
Nice early morning hike. Beautiful area with the lakes and all. Good view to Lassen.
Nice afternoon hike after doing Sierra Buttes. Trip report.
Fun hike and neat summit. Managed to lose my camera and GPS in the parking lot.
From Silver Lake TH, followed Long Lake Trail around eastern shore of the lake, then west along the base of Elwell to ridge and up. Back the same way. Paved roads, excellent signage to trailhead, happy campers all along the way, a great day. Combined this with a survey of Eureka Peak but next lifetime will combine it with Sierra Buttes.
Failed in 2012 due to a thunderstorm. Completed in 2013 in a swarm of blackflies, during a heat wave. Easy hike, great views of the northern sierras.
Hiked with Jean. Route: Long Lake Trailhead -> Silver Lake -> Long Lake Trail -> Mt Elwell -> Mud Lake -> Silver Lake -> Bear Lake (Cub, Little, Big) -> Trailhead
This was a follow up to Sierra Buttes - nice combination :)
Great loop from lakes basin campground. (NW to connector to NW shore of Long Lake, up to Elwell, back down via Mud Lake to Silver Lake to the east shore of Long Lake). Great day hike with beautiful weather.
Linked up a couple of snow filled gullies above Jamison lake. Quite the bushwack to gain and link the gullies.
Snowshoe from Gold Lake Highway. Good view to the Sierra Buttes and Mount Lassen from the summit. Elwell Lodge Road still had a fair amount of snow on it, and the upper lakes were just starting to melt out.
had a great dog-accompanied dayhike through Lakes Basin that included a visit to Mt Elwell and a nice sampling of lakes and swimming
Hiked to long lake from Greagle, set up camp(shhh don't tell) and hiked Elwell via twilight. the lake was so calm you could see the entire night sky reflected from the summit, BEAUTIFUL!