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I'm planning what will probably be my last hiking trip in the Sierra and have run into a map/trail question that some of you may be able to answer. I'm hoping to head up into Yosemite through the Hoover Wilderness this September. I am planning on parking at Twin Lakes and hiking up past Robinson and Peeler Lakes, north through Buckeye Pass and then north west towards Piute Meadows and Piute Cabin. It looks like that same trail connects with the PCT just north of Dorothy Lake and Dorothy Lake Pass but my map doesn't cover where the trails should meet up.
Does the trail continue northwest from Piute Cabin and meet up with the PCT? I would love to either keep walking up to Dorothy Lake for a night or two, or at least dayhike that section. I'm also going to head up to Tower Lake for a night before hiking back out the way I came in. Depending on time I'd also like to head up and over Rock Island Pass and spend a night at Snow Lake on my way out.
I'm going to check with the local outdoor store to see if they have a map or guidebook that can confirm those trails actually meet, but I was hoping somebody here could answer the question. I'm sure the REI in Santa Rosa, CA has maps of the area (Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant Mokelumne Wilderness Areas) but it is a 6 hour round trip and my work schedule over the next few weeks is going to be hectic.