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Carson-Iceberg Wilderness- The 160,000 acre Carson-Iceberg Wilderness straddles the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, within the Stanislaus and Toiyabe National Forests.
Emigrant Wilderness- The Emigrant Wilderness is a glaciated landscape of great scenic beauty located west of Toiyabe National Forest and north of Yosemite National Park in the Stanislaus National Forest.
Mokelumne Wilderness- The Mokelumne Wilderness is a rugged landscape of great scenic beauty located in the north central part of Stanislaus National Forest.
Pinecrest Recreation Area- Pinecrest Recreation Area, located 30 miles east of Sonora on State Highway 108. The Lake lies in a timbered setting at an elevation of 5,600 feet and offers a wide variety of recreational activities.

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Description - Aquamarine lakes and streams, delicate wildflowers, spectacular vistas, unique geological formations, and other scenic wonders await visitors to the Calaveras Ranger District.

The Summit Ranger District, located in the northeast corner of Stanislaus National Forest and to the west of Toiyabe National Forest, features 17 campgrounds, 13 plus trails and trailheads accessing both the the Emigrant and Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, mountain bike trails, five day facilities, snowmobiling access, and cross-country skiing trails.

Recreation - Offers many recreation activities such as camping, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding.

Climate - Precipitation averages 50 inches annually on the western slope and as little as 15 inches on the eastern slope, 80% of it in the form of snow. Snowpacks typically linger into June, sometimes later following very wet winters. Summers are generally dry and mild, but afternoon thundershowers occur periodically and nighttime temperatures may dip below freezing anytime.

Location - The Summit Ranger District, located in the northeast corner of Stanislaus National Forest and to the west of Toiyabe National Forest, encompasses the upper Highway 108 corridor.


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Contact Information:
Summit Ranger District, #1 Pinecrest Lake Road , Pinecrest, CA, 95364, Phone: 209-965-3434, Fax: 209-965-3372, TTY: 209-965-0488

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Stanislaus National Forest - The Stanislaus lies in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains in east-central California, between the Mokelumne and the Merced Rivers. It is headquartered in the town of Sonora.

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