Main Features: Tyron Peak.
Asa Lake sits a short 1.69 miles and quick 800 feet below the Southwest side of Tyron Peak. We continue to descend another 120 feet over the .41 of a mile that separates Asa Lake and Wolf Creek Pass.
From Wolf Creek Pass we begin a moderate climb towards Wolf Creek, where there is a fine campsite on the North side of the Creek.
Wolf Creek Pass is a local trail hub.
The trails that meet here radiate out over the circumfrance of the Carson Iceberg Wilderness. To our Southwest the trail down to Highland Lakes splits off to access Disaster and Arnot Creeks down to their respective trailheads along the Clarks fork of the Stanislaus River near Highway 108.
The trail to Highland Lakes continues through Gardiner Meadow to intersect with the dirt road from Highway 4. We can follow the dirt road down to Upper Highland Lake and the Highland Creek Trailhead, which will connect us up with the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail down at Jenkins Canyon. From Jenkins Canyon we can head North towards Lake Alpine or South towards the Clarks Fork of the Stanislaus River, where we will again encounter road, this time from Highway 108, at the Arnot Creek Trailhead.
To our Northeast Wolf Creek Pass brings us over to the East side of Bull Canyon and Highland Peak, where Wolf Creek drains Northeast to feed the lower reaches of the East Fork of the Carson River. We are headed up to the highest parts of the East Carson River along the PCT South.
Wolf Creek pass is a local trail hub, offering access to all points within the Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
The map above depicts the Pacific Crest Trail from Asa Lake to the East Carson River.