Ellis Lake Trail

So, it officially starts as the Ellis Peak Trail (03-04012-05), that’s the right turn past Miller Lake, the range fence and just after the “pond”. There is one dead-end trail that is not marked and not yet blocked, stay left. When you get to a four-way intersection, that should be better marked by Aug 5th, go straight (16E18) don’t turn right.

This route will take you to Ellis Lake.

DSCN0460

I was there mid-July and there was still a snow drift or two.

DSCN0459

This is a perfect camp for someone who wants to sleep in. The towering ridge to the east, that includes Ellis Peak, shelters you from the morning sun.

DSCN0461

I have no idea if there are fish but it would be a great float late in the afternoon. I’ve heard there might be a bug issue in the area too early in the season.

DSCN0462

A very short walk provides a view of Blackwood Canyon.

West towards Barker Pass:

DSCN0463

Further east towards the entrance of the canyon at the Kaspian Camp ground:

DSCN0464

Here’s a view of Ellis Lake from Ellis Peak. Note the severe drop off on what would be the north west corner of the lake.

DSCN2317

And a view of Buck Lake and the south end of Lake Tahoe from Ellis Peak.

DSCN2340

If you or your club, group business or whatever would like to “Adopt” this trail and campsite, please let me know.

This is just one of many examples of what is out there in the Rubicon Trail area. Get out there and find enjoy it all.

 

“Turn Around, Don’t Go Around”

 

 

 

 

 



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s