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East Side Shade/Forest - Which Trails?

Postby jessegooddog » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:17 pm

Dog Lake off the Tioga Pass and Emerad/Skelton out of Mammoth's Coldwater Campground have considerable shade. I am a wimp in the heat and looking for dayhikes during summer heat waves when I don't make it to the trailhead before sunrise.



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Re: East Side Shade/Forest - Which Trails?

Postby Fran » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:34 pm

The shadiest one I know is from Horseshoe Lake to Crater Meadows. It's between 3 and 4 miles each way and not difficult. The route can be just a little tricky and it's easy to get sidetracked toward Red's Meadow. Here's a video I did:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3w6zcKGHK4

There are some other day hikes on my YouTube page.
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Re: East Side Shade/Forest - Which Trails?

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks for the video Fran.
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Re: East Side Shade/Forest - Which Trails?

Postby jessegooddog » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:26 pm

Thank you so much, the trail looks lovely. My late husband was not much of a hiker but liked McCloud Lake, I will bring some ashes with me.
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