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TR: Ansel Adams Wilderness Aug. 23rd - 26th

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Re: TR: Ansel Adams Wilderness Aug. 23rd - 26th

Postby dreamer1 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:48 pm

Thanks Feetfirst for the detailed report. I particularly enjoyed reading your day by day account (as well as the lovely pictures) since I will be headed that way in mid September. Will keep camping spot recommendations in mind as I make my way through the various lakes. I noticed that the skies were clear while you were up there whereas smoke from the RimFire appears to be more pronounced in the area these past few days.

Thanks again for sharing!



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Re: TR: Ansel Adams Wilderness Aug. 23rd - 26th

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:07 pm

You're welcome, dreamer1. Yes, we had clear skies the entire time due to the winds pushing the smoke north. Have fun and hopefully things will be clear for you too.
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Re: TR: Ansel Adams Wilderness Aug. 23rd - 26th

Postby FeetFirst » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:46 pm

Shortly after this trip my hiking partner demanded that this trip became an "annual." Not necessarily the exact route, but something that at least included the heart of the Ritter Range. Not one to disappoint, I agreed and followed through. In August of this year we returned to the area and had an amazing trip. Unfortunately, on the last night of our journey I broke my ankle (avulsion fracture of the fibula), but was still able to hike out on my own with high spirits (yeah Motrin!). I wanted to post a trip report by now, but due to medical appointments and a busy home life that is now managed by a significantly slower me, well things just haven't gone as planned. So, I hope to have a proper report with pictures soon, but until then here's the short of it.

Day 0: Sacramento to Mammoth via HWY 50>89>395; Day 1: Mammoth to Tuolumne Meadows to Donahue Pass via YARTS>Lyell Canyon TH>JMT; Day 2: Donahue Pass>Island Pass>Thousand Island Lake>Garnet Pass to far west end of Garnet Lake via all Xcountry; Day 3: Garnet Lake south over Whitebark Pass>Nydiver>Ediza Lake to north side via all Xcountry; Day 4: Ediza Lake>Shadow Lake>River Trail>Agnew Meadows back to home.

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Upper Lyell Canyon on route to Donahue Pass

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Garnet Lake camp

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Up Whitebark Pass

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Enjoying Ediza Lake

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Shadow Creek

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Exit strategy
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