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TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby Silverfox » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:12 pm

Just got back from scenic trip from Agnew Meadows up the River Trail to Garnet Lake, back through the JMT and Shadow Creek Trail. Brought along three students from backpacking class all first timers. We had many good experiences, a river crossing, a little route finding going up to Garnet Lake, and an afternoon shower, and lots of beautiful scenery and tranquility. First day got a late afternoon start and made it to a nice little campsite along the river trail about 4 miles from Agnew Meadows trailhead. Got there just in time to cook dinner, set up camp before dark. Day 2 - Were headed to 1000 Island, but every person we encountered gave us a dismal report about the mosquitos, so we diverted to Garnet Lake instead, after crossing the river and trekking the short but steep trail to the inlet of Garnet Lake
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Garnet Lake in the morning

Wise decision, the mosquitos at Garnet Lake were light during the day, and the nice afternoon breeze left us pleasant afternoons to swim and enjoy the scenery.
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Beach area at Garnet Lake
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Waterfall at west end of Garnet Lake

Day 4- Headed out on JMT to Shadow Creek area, the Shadow Creek Trail was absolutely gorgeous, stopped for lunch and hunkered down for an afternoon rain shower.
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Shadow Creek Waterfall
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Shadow Lake

Headed home with great experience and memories.

Silverfox
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Re: TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:18 pm

Thanks for the TR and pretty pictures. How did the newbies enjoy the scenery
at one of the Sierras finest locations? Are they hooked? When is the next trip? :)
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Re: TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby Silverfox » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:44 pm

The newbies loved the scenery, it was the motivating factor to see such amazing places. One is inspired to see and do more. Hopefully, take a new group next year. Taking a personal trip with my son along the High Sierra Trail in a few weeks.

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Re: TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby kpeter » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:16 am

What a wonderful way to introduce newcomers to the backcountry! We really do need more people like you doing this. Preserving our wilderness depends upon being sure that new generations appreciate it. Thank you!
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Re: TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby SoxGolf00 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:46 am

I will be making that hike Aug 23-25th. Will be my break in hike. Glad to see some pics since I haven't been there is no long. I will be doing that hike with dad. He was the one who took me on that hike when I was 12 years old.
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Re: TR: Agnew Meadows, Garnet Lake, Shadow Creek Area 6/28-7/2

Postby Tom_H » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:08 am

Beautiful pics. Thanks for posting.
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