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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby Ebin » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:52 pm

Thanks for the report and great photos. Do you have a recommendation for campsites at or near Ediza?



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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby mbear » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:10 pm

mcphersonm80 wrote:
Ebin wrote:Are the trails from Agnew Meadows to Shadow and Ediza Lakes clear? We're planning an early September trip.


Very clear. They did an incredible job cleaning it up, and for long stretches along the trail you'd never even know the whole thing happened.

Some shots from the area about a week ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wattifoto/ ... 520473786/


Is Rainbow Falls always pretty impressive like that? I didn't even consider hiking to it on a trip I have planned for the Ansel Adams Wilderness the beginning of next month since I figured it would be small in August like the falls in Yosemite.

Good call on the IPA 395; I really enjoyed that beer last time I was out in California.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby maverick » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:46 am

Ebin wrote:
Do you have a recommendation for campsites at or near Ediza?


If there a lot of people at the lake than next to the creek before reaching Ediza is
a good spot.
Also on the southern side of the lake there are several spots near the creek that
overlooks Ediza and make for a great sunrise perch. http://www.highsierratopix.com/high-sie ... marker.php
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby tim » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:58 am

mbear wrote:Is Rainbow Falls always pretty impressive like that? I didn't even consider hiking to it on a trip I have planned for the Ansel Adams Wilderness the beginning of next month since I figured it would be small in August like the falls in Yosemite.

That looks similar to what we saw in late August in a slightly (but not much) wetter year (2008). The Middle Fork San Joaquin has a large high altitude drainage area above that point and flows well all year round (more like Vernal Falls than Yosemite Falls, though not quite as extensive). Definitely worth a side trip (and going down to the base of the falls) if you've not been there before. On a hot summer day plenty of people will be swimming in the pool at the base of the falls, but you'll get wet just from the spray as well.
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Re: Reds/Agnew Meadows Conditions since the big blowdown

Postby Ebin » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:07 pm

maverick wrote:
Ebin wrote:
Do you have a recommendation for campsites at or near Ediza?


If there a lot of people at the lake than next to the creek before reaching Ediza is
a good spot.
Also on the southern side of the lake there are several spots near the creek that
overlooks Ediza and make for a great sunrise perch. http://www.highsierratopix.com/high-sie ... marker.php

Thanks Maverick. We're planning a day hike up to Iceberg and Cecile from there of course. What about Nydiver Lakes? Can you hike up there from the southwest side of Ediza, or is better to go up from off the Shadow Creek trail before Ediza?
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