Number of Days: 4
Highest Elevation: 10,200
Lowest Elevation: 8,100
Begining Elevation: 8,100
Inyo National Forest
Official NFS Web site.
Info on wilderness permits in the Inyo National Forest.
Mammoth Visitor Center
From Highway 395 exit onto Highway 203, which is marked as the Mammoth Lakes exit. Turn west. Continue along 203 through town and stop at the Mammoth Ranger Station and Visitor Center on your right to get your permit. Continue along highway 203, also known as Main Street, and park at the Mammoth Mountain Lodge. From here you will have to take the Reds Meadow shuttle to the Agnew Meadow's Campground. However, if you are staying at the Red's Meadow Campground you can continue along this road over the pass and down to the campground.
General Notes and Observations:
The High Trail can be very hot and sunny so make sure you take it easy and carry plenty of water. Fortunately, there are lots of streams crossing the trail even in the hottest and sunniest parts, though some of these smaller streams may be seasonal.
I've heard some crazy fool say that the High Trail is boring, but I strongly disagree. It has breathtaking views along nearly the entire length of the trail.