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Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Backpacking Minaret Lake Loop & Climb Volcanic Ridge in Mammoth

The Minaret Lake Loop is one of the most popular and picturesque areas near Mammoth Lakes. There are many options to day hike or overnight camp in Ansel Adams Wilderness – learn about climbing the Volcanic Ridge (11,506 ft) as well to get an eye-level view of the Minarets!

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Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Hike Mammoth Crest to Deer Lakes

HIKE TO: Deer Lakes, Duck Lake, Pika Lake, Barney Lake TRAIL: Mammoth Crest to Duck Pass MILES: 16.44 miles TIME: 7:17 hrs moving time (1 night) DATE I WENT: 7/4/20 – 7/5/20 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 11254 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 3748 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight backcounty camping, no for day hikes PARKING PERMIT: […]

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Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Backpacking Duck Pass Trail

HIKE TO: Barney Lake, Duck Pass, Duck Lake, and Pika LakeTRAIL: Duck Pass TrailMILES: 5.6 miles one wayELEVATION GAIN: 1739 ftMAX ELEVATION: 10502 ftTIME: 2 days/ 1 night (or you can day hike it 3.5 hr one way)DATE I WENT: 9/1 – 9/2, 2018DIFFICULTY: moderate backpacking trailHIKE PERMIT: yes, wilderness permit required for backcountry campingLOCATION: […]

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Eastern Sierra Hike Reports

Backpacking Thousand Island Lake Loop, Ansel Adams Wilderness

HIKE TO: THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE, GARNET LAKE, EDIZA LAKE, SHADOW LAKE TRAIL: AGNEW MEADOWS > RIVER TRAIL/ SHADOW CREEK > JMT > HIGH TRAIL/PCT (THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE LOOP) MILES: 23.73 MILES TIME: 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS DATE I WENT: 7/21 – 7/23, 2018 DIFFICULTY: MODERATE BACKPACKING TRIP HIKE PERMIT: YES LOCATION: ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS, MAMMOTH/ […]

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