Approximately 49 miles from Shaver Lake, after a scenic drive winding through the Kaiser Wilderness, lies Vermilion Valley Resort, a gateway of sorts to the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,665 miles long, stretching from Mexico to Canada along the west coast of the United States.
Over the past 10 years the PCT has become a favorite trail for thru-hikers. Nearly 3,000 people strike out to hike the length of the PCT each year . Many other hikers utilize the trail each year, many hiking only portions of the trail, known as “section hiking”.
The “section” of the PCT near Shaver Lake, runs in conjunction with the John Muir Trail (JMT) from Mt. Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. The trail through this section traverses some of the most remote and spectacular scenery in North American.
This country is quintessential high mountain terrain consisting of glaciers, thousands of sky blue lakes, lush green alpine meadows, high snow