Ansel Adams Wilderness – 2022 Planning Page

This trip has been postponed since 2020 due to COVID, forest fires, and scheduling

Map

Here is the current hiking route. View in google maps. Click the icon on the top-left of the map window to see the map layers.


Trail Map

Someone should purchase ๐Ÿ™‚ – $15: National Geographic Map


Gear Checklists

Hiking

Basics

  • backpack (duh)
  • map
  • compass
  • saw/hatchet
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • pocket knife
  • map
  • compass
  • saw/hatchet
  • flashlight/headlamp
  • pocket knife
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • handkerchief

Optional

  • trekking poles
  • fishing pole
  • GPS
  • daypack
  • camera

Camp/Sleeping

Basics

  • tent/hammock
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad

Optional

  • tarp
  • pillow
  • chair
  • deck of cards

Clothing

Basics

  • at least 1 set of clothes
  • hat
  • boots
  • base layer
  • insulated jacket/vest
  • Rain gear

Optional

  • Sunglasses
  • gloves
  • sandals
  • balaclava

Kitchen and water

Basics

  • fire-starters
  • lighter/matches
  • stove
  • cook pot/pan
  • fork/spoon/knife
  • bowl
  • can opener
  • fuel
  • 3-4 days of food
  • water filter
  • water bottle(s)/reservoir
  • ziploc bags
  • towel
  • camp suds

Optional

  • cutting board
  • insulated mug/thermos
  • flask
  • bear canister

Toiletries/miscellaneous

Basics

  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • chap-stick
  • TOILET PAPER/WIPES
  • rope
  • first aid kit
  • duct tape
  • batteries
  • shovel/trowel

Optional

  • vaseline
  • scissors
  • sewing kit
  • tissues



Log

Late December 2019: Dave H. proposes hiking near Mammoth Lakes in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Proposed hiking points include (in order): Silver Lake, Gem Lake, Agnew Pass, Devil’s Postpile, and Obsidian Dome

1/2/2020: Joe D. drafts map with proposed hiking route (for all hiking points) and area trail system. 55 miles is a lot!

1/14: Proposed route shortened to 52 miles, the route could be roughly cut in half (~26 miles) if ending hike at Mammoth ski resort (2 cars or Uber needed)

1/23: New route shortened to 26 miles ending at Mammoth Lakes parking (need ride back to starting point)

4/19: Logistics, route, and group discussion (LENNY IS INVITED!). Determined 2-3 nights on the trail with overnight spots South of Agnew Pass (fishing at Gem Lake) and North of Devil’s Postpile. Total distance could be shortened to ~16 miles via the Express Route.

9/25: Trip officially postponed until 2021 due to forest fires

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