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Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake



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Banner Peak and Thousand Island Lake
Banner Peak and Thousand Island Lake
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The Wilderness outside of Mammoth Lakes is among the best you'll find. The geology is telling and the volcanic activity which molded this place continues to this day. The landscape includes lakes, glaciers, and some of California's grandest mountains.



These pages describe the High Trail from the Agnew Meadows Campground to Agnew Pass. We then descend past Clark Lakes, up to Thousand Island Lake, and around to Garnet Lake. From there we head down to the River Trail and back to Agnew Meadows.
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Page One: Along the High Trail

Trail Stats:
Number of Days: 4
Miles: 30
Highest Elevation: 10,200
Lowest Elevation: 8,100
Begining Elevation: 8,100

Suggested Links:
Inyo National Forest
Official NFS Web site.
Wilderness Permits
Info on wilderness permits in the Inyo National Forest.

Ranger Station:
Mammoth Visitor Center

Trailhead Map:
Agnew Meadows

Directions:
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.

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