Sierra Striders Group

Sat., Sept. 9 – Sat., Sept 16 (8 days)
Margaret Lake Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Onion Springs Trailhead


Join the Sierra Strider Group as we explore the Margaret Lakes Basin. The basin is on the west side of the Sierra crest, north of Lake Edison, in the John Muir Wilderness and north of Kings Canyon National Park.

The trip starts and ends at the Onion Spring trailhead. Mules from the High Sierra Pack Station at Lake Edison will carry our gear to our first destination, Frog Lake. We will carry everything for the remainder of the trip. The second day we will hike to Big Margaret Lake where we will set up a base camp and layover for four days. There will be day hikes to the neighboring lakes and peaks

The first day’s hike will be very difficult (5.5 miles, total climbing will be 2,710 feet and total descent will be 980 feet). Because of the difficulty of the hike, each person is encouraged to ride a horse to the first campsite.

At the end of the trip a 4WD truck will shuttle the group 5 miles from the trailhead on Onion Springs Road back to the parking lot near the High Sierra Pack Station.

Trip Rating: Hard

Leader: Bob Wrucke.
Call Bob at (408) 910-1949




SECOND WINDERS, 30 Cima Way, Portola Valley, CA 94028