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TR: Ediza-Minaret-1000 Island Loop 8/8/16

Postby tie » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:45 pm

jmac's great trip report inspired me to try this same loop, although in the opposite direction. I don't have much to add to that TR. It's been about 15 years since I've been on these trails, and I was amazed to find that I remembered some of them down to each switchback. Garnet Lake was prettier than I remembered, 1000 Island a bit less. I hadn't been to the Minaret lakes before, and of the three I definitely preferred Minaret Lake over Cecile and Iceberg. I didn't cross any snow, at Iceberg or elsewhere.

Route map (from Devil's Postpile)
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Climb to Minaret Lake
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Minaret Lake
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Cecile Lake
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Iceberg Lake
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Ediza Lake
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Garnet Lake
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Thousand Island Lake
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Rubber boa on the River Trail (not a good photo, but I like these guys)
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Re: TR: Ediza-Minaret-1000 Island Loop 8/8/16

Postby The Other Tom » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:18 pm

Very nice photos. Thanks for posting
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Re: TR: Ediza-Minaret-1000 Island Loop 8/8/16

Postby Eigenguy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:33 pm

We may have passed each other! Probably unlikely though, I just did a dayhike from Agnew Meadows to Ediza Lake yesterday, so it would have had to have been between the JMT junction and Ediza Lake. I really wanted to go to Iceberg and Cecile but I was exhausted and didn't want to do more uphill.
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