- Jun 25, 2008
I'm looking for a 3-4 day loop (or out and back) somewhere between Kernville and Tioga Pass
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Dude, those moobs freaked me out and I totally lost my place in lineIt takes a minimum of two points to have a 'between'. That's just how the universe works.
15How many miles are you good for each day? With kids? Fishing or ?
VVR is trippyday 1:start at edison lake.
head up to graveyard lakes, camp there.
day 2: go over pass, silver divide?, and camp at peter pande lake.
its right at 10k you can have a fire. spend another night there. checking out ann lake, and the surrounding area.
you won't regret that area for one bit. bring a trout pole too!
day 3: dink around that area or start to goodale pass and camp around there for a night.
day 4: take trail over goodale pass and back to edison lake.
get a burger and beer at the store at Vermillion Valley Ranch, Edison lake.
one of the more beautiful fun hikes i've done!
Looks like a good one!Start at Lake Mary by Mammoth, over Duck Pass and camp at Purple Lake--good fishing there. Then cross Muir Trail and take trail down to Cascade Valley, Fish Creek. Follow Fish Creek down to Iva Bel Hot Springs, one of the very best wilderness hot springs anywhere. Then take Fish Creek back around to Reds Meadows where you can catch a shuttle back out to Mammoth.
View from Duck Pass with Mammoth Mtn on the right and Ritter, Banner, and the Minarets back to the left.
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Getting ready to cross the Muir Trail at Purple Lake and head down to Cascade Valley and Fish Creek. This was my first trip out with my grandson and my dog...big responsibility!
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Got down to Fish Creek and it was raging! We neglected to think about late afternoon snowmelt and had to cross this creek a little farther downstream...stressful but doable.
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But it was so worth it! Hot spring coming out of granite, not what usually happens but I guess this is on the western side of the Mammoth Caldera..105° perfect.
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Then hike down Fish Creek Trail which comes out above the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River and goes by Rainbow Falls and on to Reds Meadows.