Thousand Island Lake in Ansel Adams Wilderness July 3 - July 6

  • July 3, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Hi, I have permit with 2 spots left for an intermediate/advanced trip to beautiful Thousand Island Lake in Ansel Adams Wilderness (in Inyo National Forest). Went there last year and it was so gorgeous that a second trip is in order!

Group size: 6 (+ 1 very sweet dog)

Here's the plan so far:
Thursday, 7/3:
-Carpool from Bay Area to Mammoth Lakes, CA. Camp at Old Shady Rest campground that evening.

Friday, 7/4:
-take shuttle to the trail head, hike 8-9 miles up the River or High trail (TBD), per this map.

Saturday, 7/5: TBD, there are some gorgeous lakes nearby as well as Banner Peak.

Sunday, 7/6: hike out and drive home!

-Elevation at Mammoth Lakes, CA and Old Shady Rest Campground: approx 7,800 ft
-Elevation at Thousand Island Lake: 9,833 ft

Costs:
approximately $18 for Wilderness permit + campground permit + shuttle to trail head. If carpooling together, we'll plan to split gas costs as well.

Bear Canisters are required in this area.

The group is a mix of diverse, self-sufficient backpackers who have each been on numerous trips over the last year.  We're pretty chill and may engage in boxed wine and Cards Against Humanity :)

I would say this trip is a solid "intermediate" with a touch of "advanced" due to the elevation.  We just want to get up the mountain with some good folks!

We'll be doing a lottery for the 2 spots by Monday, JUNE 16, so please RSVP by then.  I'll have a Google doc to share with additional details once we round out the group.

Thanks!
Karen

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  • Grant

    Hey, I hope you all had fun... Any pictures ?

    July 21

  • Karen

    FYI folks, I set all those who are not going to "No" as their RSVP.

    July 1

  • Gary

    It's one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen. Enjoy!

    1 · June 23

  • Karen

    Hi Everyone, we drew the two winners last night and have reached out to them individually (they know who they are:). Wish I had more spots on the permit - but there's always next time!

    Thanks for taking the time to RSVP!
    Best,
    Karen

    1 · June 17

  • Karen

    Hey All! Due to the plentiful RSVPs, we will be drawing the lucky 2 winners tonight and announcing tomorrow (Wed 6.17) morning!

    1 · June 16

  • Maggie H.

    Hi Karen, I hope I can go! If not this time, another time this summer or fall would be great. Best,
    Maggie

    1 · June 16

  • Maggie H.

    Hi All, I am very interested in this trip. Thanks for organizing it. I see a dog is going and I have one too. She (Soley) is an excellent hiker. Am I allowed to bring Soley? I see it is a lottery and so I will just wait and see if I get to go. Best,
    Maggie

    1 · June 16

  • Sabrina S.

    Hi Karen,
    Hoping to join your trip! Thanks for organizing. :-) I've been to Thousand Island Lakes once about 6 years ago...been wanting to go back ever since!

    1 · June 15

  • J. H.

    Hi Karen,

    I hope to win the lotto! Recently moved here from Park City, Utah. I have done a lot of 3 to 5 day backpacking trips in Utah and Wyoming at elevation. This one sounds great!!

    Cheers,

    JH

    1 · June 15

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