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Ansel Adams Wilderness

Postby David and Karen » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:39 am

We are experienced backpackers from Canada looking to do some preliminary research for a trip this summer.

1. I understand that permits are required - our primary focus is the Garnet/1000 Island Lake area - going mid-week - how difficult will these be to attain?

2. In general when do the lakes themselves melt out?

3. Any other Sierra specific rules/regulations or other peculiarities we should know about?

Thanks
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Postby butitsadryheat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:57 am

Some great info here (if you haven't already read it):

http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/171226/yosemite-national-park.html

Barring any late storms, most of the snow should be gone by late June, and the lakes should be melted (for the most part) by then as well, enough for water supply. I don't think Garnet/1000 Island should be a problem at that time of year, especially midweek.

Here is a good trip report form a trip in June (somewhat of a dry(er) year, if I recall)

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/697594/page/1
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Postby norco17 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:52 am

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhendersonphotography/2666123851/" title="_MG_1808 by jhendersonphotography, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/2666123851_9bbe1c7c02_o.jpg" width="600" height="400" alt="_MG_1808" /></a>
Taken June 13th 2008

The hike In was about 50 percent snow coverage. I did use crampons in two spots coming in through spooky meadow. Thousand island was frozen in the morning and melted in the eveninig.
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Postby David and Karen » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Thanks for all your help
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