Three Day/Two Night Trip: Ansel Adams Wilderness


Negative Space Identifier
Jan 23, 2014
I'm looking for backpacking partner(s), August 15-17 for a three day/two night trip from Mammoth Lakes to Thousand Island Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness (east of Yosemite). Here's the plan so far:
August 15: Shuttle to Agnew Meadows, then hike to Thousand Island Lake via PCT (8.3 miles)
August 16: All day at Thousand Island Lake
August 17: Hike from Thousand Island Lake to Devil's Postpile via JMT. (14.5 miles) Shuttle back to town.

Right now, I'm planning on using the Eastern Sierra Transit shuttle, BUT, if cars can be parked at both Agnew Meadows (which is still closed from the 2011 windstorm) and Devil's Postpile, then personal shuttle system could be set up. The two parking areas are only about 4½ miles apart.

Hike distances were based on Halfmile's KMZ data for the PCT and JMT alternate sections. Please add any helpful information here, even if critical or cautionary.


Hike Hard, Tread Lightly
May 15, 2013
I hope this happened! Please post a TR. Thousand Island Lake is one of my favorites.

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one step at a time
Jul 29, 2013


Negative Space Identifier
Jan 23, 2014
It DID happen! I did have a hiking acquaintance join me and we had a great time. Worked out nearly to-plan as well.

Thanks for suggesting a TR; I'll get one posted this week.

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