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Another great overnight backpacking trip with M., to Grouse Lake in the Mokelumne Wilderness Area, Eldorado National Forest, near Carson Pass (Hwy 88) in California. On the return, took a detour up to the summit of Deadwood Peak, with great views of Roundtop Peak, Fourth of July Lake, and all around.

Trailhead: Park at the boat ramp at the spillway of Upper Blue Lake or on the road nearby. Take the metal pedestrian bridge across the spillway, then turn immediately left to the trailhead (do not go straight ahead across the dam itself).

GPX Track File

14.80 mi (6.23 mi uphill, 6.39 mi downhill, 2.05 mi flat)
6423 ft total ascent (5980 ft descent) – 16.7 % uphill grade, 129.0 % downhill grade
1 day 1:55:34 total time (7:57:24 moving, 17:58:10 stopped)
0:32:14 pace (1.9 mph average speed, 15.4 mph max speed)
35.0 difficulty, 60.6 effort