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Re: If you had to pick....

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:05 pm

Light Ranger wrote:
Mineral King is pretty legit too.


They sure are, but that long winding road as a day trip is a drag, the place is so pretty, if you do visit, devote at least 4 nights, and do the MK loop. :)
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Re: If you had to pick....

Postby markley » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:27 am

So is it worth trying to get a spot at campgrounds like Minaret Flats, Pumice Flats, Soda Springs, etc.? I'd rather just disperse camp, but it would be nice to be a little closer to the trailhead for an early start. Also, is it required that backpackers park at visitor center and shuttle (to Agnew Meadows)?
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Re: If you had to pick....

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:48 am

Also, is it required that backpackers park at visitor center and shuttle (to Agnew Meadows)?


Yes, but not at the Visitor Center where you get your permit, but at the Mammoth Lodge/Adventure Center, unless you camp somewhere near-by the night before, and then you can drive down before 7am, park at Agnew Meadow trailhead, but you will have to pay when you come out at the kiosk, if you come out before 7pm.
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Re: If you had to pick....

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:03 am

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Re: If you had to pick....

Postby markley » Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:00 pm

maverick wrote:Yes, but not at the Visitor Center where you get your permit, but at the Mammoth Lodge/Adventure Center, unless you camp somewhere near-by the night before, and then you can drive down before 7am, park at Agnew Meadow trailhead, but you will have to pay when you come out at the kiosk, if you come out before 7pm.

Great, thanks! I thought I read somewhere that backpackers had to shuttle.
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