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Ansel Adams Wilderness – Shadow Creek Trail

Days:  2-3 Days
Rating: (Moderate/Strenuous)
Milage: 24 +
Elevation Gain/loss: 
+2231 ‘/-712″
Max Elevation :
9865′
Min Elevation:
 8054′
Location: Agnew Meadows
Trail Head:
 37.682765, -119.085503
Type: Loop
Trail Map: Link
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Glacier fed lakes and icy streams at the base of Mount Ritter are along the Shadow Lake Trail. The trail starts at Agnew Meadows (shuttle bus stop #1). For the first three miles, the Shadow and River Trails are combined. Near Olaine Lake the trails split. The Shadow Trail climbs past Shadow Lake to connect with the John Muir Trail. No camping at Shadow Lake and some areas of Shadow Creek and Ediza Lake. Hikers can go north or south on the John Muir Trail or continue up Shadow Creek to Ediza and Iceberg Lakes. This is an active bear area so you must use bear canisters to secure your food.

Day 1
Agnew Meadows Trailhead to Thousand Island Lakes
Milage: 8.1
Ascent: +2081
Descent: -532
Max Elev: 9,598′
Min Elev: 8,035′

Day 2
Thousand Island Lakes to Ediza Lake
Milage: 7.9
Ascent: +1159
Descent: -1919
Max Elev: 10,143′
Min Elev: 9018′

Day 
Ediza Lake to Agnew Meadows Trailhead
Milage: 7.3
Ascent: +403
Descent: -1385
Max Elev: 9279′
Min Elev: 7964′

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