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Little Lakes Valley: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to Gem Lakes – Aug 2018

Our hike starts out from the Mosquito Flats trailhead which is at the end of Rock Creek Road off the 395.  It sits at 10,272 ft of elevation, making it the highest designated trailhead in the Sierra.  It is heavily trafficked with hikers and fisherman on most summer days.  We have decided to do this… Continue reading Little Lakes Valley: Mosquito Flat Trailhead to Gem Lakes – Aug 2018

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How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

For the most part, any hike that you do in the Eastern Sierra will be based out of Inyo National Forest.  Unless you are trying for a John Muir Trail, Yosemite National Park, or Mt Whitney permit. For day-hiking (except Mt Whitney) you do not need a permit. If you plan to hike and stay… Continue reading How to Obtain a Walk-up Permit with Inyo National Forest

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Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

Starting out at Agnew Meadows or going to Thousand Island Lake was no new hike for us, but taking the River trail was something new. Two years ago when we hiked from Mammoth to Yosemite, we took the PCT/ High Trail out of Agnew Meadows over to Thousand Island Lake.  But this time, I was… Continue reading Day 1: Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake via the River Trail     

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Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

Miles: 9.3 We are awoken at 5:30am by some very loud yelling.  It is a startling way to wake up.  Someone must have had a bear visit.  Bears are common in this area of Yosemite. You need to be very diligent with your food storage.  An hour later, as Gannon is making our coffee, we… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 4

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Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 3

Miles: 9.3 No bears pay us a visit last night and I love camping next to a stream.  The white noise is very helpful for getting some sleep.  We sleep with a fan on at home, so when we are out hiking, I love to find a stream to sleep by.  It also helps block… Continue reading Mammoth to Yosemite: Day 3