Located 57 miles east of Sonora on Highway 108, Kennedy Meadows Resort is open from late April until early October. I meet with my travel buddy Ryan in California.The original plan is to get to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Yosemite National Park, but something else lands on our radar.After some research, we find some incredible images of the lesser known Kennedy Meadows and Relief Reservoir about four hours north. Trailheads: Carson-Iceberg Wilderness (from Clark Fork Road); Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir and Emigrant Wilderness; Sonora Pass/Pacific … But at 3 o’clock Saturday morning, I woke up feeling queasy. You can make a loop, if you go back via Emigrant Pass and Brown Bear Pass. Off the TYT A 2.67 mile hike from the gate at Kennedy Meadows brings us to the trail East to Kennedy Lake. Life was oh so good. Our primary short distance destinations out of Kennedy Meadows Pack Station would be Relief Reservoir or Kennedy Lake. The heavy lift helicopter then lifted two decompression chambers and a dive van from the staging area in Kennedy Meadows to the relief reservoir, a five minute flight. Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station: Horseback Ride to Relief Reservoir - See 40 traveler reviews, 53 candid photos, and great deals for Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station at Tripadvisor. Kennedy Meadows Resort. pdub 5 months ago Emigrant Wilderness - Kennedy Meadows to Relief Reservoir Campsites. Kennedy Meadows Resort is located at the foot of Sonora Pass on Highway 108, about an hour and twenty minutes (55 miles) east of Sonora. Making Your Way to Relief Reservoir and Relief Creek. When you follow Kennedy Meadows trail, you climb up past Relief Reservoir and after that Summit Creek, before getting down over Mosquito Pass. You can arrange with Kennedy Meadows Resort to park the horse trailers. Helicopter operations included a comprehensive security plan as the staging area is a high traffic tourist site for pack trains and hikers. jrinnorcal 4 months, 1 week ago Relief Reservoir (with Jeremy) Sheri 4 months, 2 weeks ago Trailhead to Grouse Creek, Tuolumne County, CA, USA. The upper detailed map lays out the first five-plus miles of hikes South out of Kennedy Meadows to these fine destinations. View full map: GPX File: In the morning, after a big breakfast, I put the water into our packs and did a weigh-in. The area consists of approximately 105,000 acres stretching from north of California State Highway 178 to the edge of the Field Office near Kennedy Meadows. Kennedy Meadows Resort draws visitors from all over California and Nevada, in large part because of its proximity to so many recreation opportunities. A fire several years ago burned the original resort, but it was rebuilt and open for business within a year. 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