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Chastity Brown reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Hiking

Get there early. We started at 11 and it was warm. Beautiful views... at about 4 miles you climb about 800ft in about a mile.. definitely hardest part of the trail.. one you pass that it’s smooth sailing.. much faster down than up.

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Shlomo Shekleburgstein reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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Hiking

My favorite hike in mammoth.

Luke Jarrin reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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Hiking

Incredible trail with refreshing High Sierra lakes. Well maintained trail and fair amount of camping spots. Completed in two nights and three days, first night staying at Ediza Lake and the second at Badger Campground.

Ofer Shacham reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful hike for the family. the beginning is uphill and the little ones might need many water stops. The lake is totally worth it though. The water is COLD

s park reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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BackpackingGreat!

This was an epic loop! Some of the most beautiful lakes you will ever see. The mountain peaks, esp Minarets and Banner, were commanding. And one of the best views ever was along the High Trail returning from Thousand Islands to Agnew. To the right you can see the entire range with Shadow Lake like a gem. Its humbling to see all the challenging climbs from the past days laid out so small below you. Be advised that the "Moderate" rating of this loop is incorrect. Challenging is more accurate. As a coastie, I struggled with the altitude in general, but especially ascending to Garnet. It was way harder than most "Hard" trails I've done. Otherwise, I thought the trails were well planned and maintained - the paths weren't too hard on the knees. Others have commented lack of shade, but I found shade to be pretty good. Personal perspective I guess. Also, we had forgotten to bring our water bladder, but it turned out ok. Except for the highest parts of Garnet and High Trail, there were lots of run offs from ice melts. For High Trail, from around the mid point and lower there was plenty of cool water.

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Nicholas Ghiglia reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Hiking

Crowded towards the bottom part of the trail, and a bit dusty. Beautiful river up shadow Creek and lakes galore! Wonderful views of the minarets

Malinda Stalvey reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. Stop at the top to take a picture and take in the beauty, but continue around the lake for some great rest spots away from the crowds. Trail around the lake is clear and easily found but not as well-travelled, so a bit narrower.

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Blake Furuike reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!

Does anyone know where I can get the permit? Thanks in advance

Doug Roberts reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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Hiking

Go early in the summer. Full sun for the first part maybe 2 miles, then you begin to enter the forest with streams and shade. Parker lake is stunning.

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Tiahnna Willms reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Hiking

Trail was great! Well maintained, some flies but little to no mosquitoes. Lakes the whole way to dip into :)

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Justin Schram reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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Hiking

First mile is uphill with a lot of sun exposure. Beautiful after that with shade and a stream until you reach the lake. Dog loved it. Bring dog booties for that first mile up/down. Also, you will need a SUV or something with decent clearance to get there

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Jenna Keany reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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Loved this loop! I went a few weeks ago with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time. Getting the backcountry permit was a little bit of a pain, but we were able to get them 4 days before. Parking at Agnew Meadows was fine (we arrived before 3 pm on a Friday). The bugs were pretty bad...we had some deet bug spray which worked relatively well but I wish I had presprayed my clothes beforehand. We camped at Ediza lake the first night and thousand island lake the second. Through hiking to the opposite side of Ediza lake to camp, out total hiking distance ended up being about 24 miles. Gorgeous views! Loved it!!

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Backpacking

Got to the trailhead parking at 6am to get a parking spot and glad we did. We turned this hike into an overnight backpacking trip as a family with our nine year old camping at Ediza. With full packs I would rate the ascend as difficult (but worth it). Beautiful views, amazing lakes and creeks and nothing can beat the sound of a creek outside our tent. A bit of rain in the afternoon and hail around dark.

Elias deFaria reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Hiking

Beautiful and diverse scenery!

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Amazing trail. Mountaineering experience and/or low level rock climbing skills a plus if summiting.

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Justin C. reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Hiking

7/25/20, 630am in. This is a great hike with lots of beauty throughout. Amazing waterfalls and if you’re willing to scramble a bit, you can get right underneath them. Did the hike up to Iceberg Lake and it’s definitely worth it, especially with a rewarding dip at the end. All around beautiful hike. Too busy for 5 stars

Lauren Warren reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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Hiking

We stayed at Ediza lake the first night and 1000 Island Lake the second night. Ediza seemed to have better spots to set up camp. The last day on high trail didn’t have much shade, so start early!

Michael Zastoupil reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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We went Father's Day weekend. no shuttle and the road was closed. That adds about 5 miles in and out. We camped below Shadow Lake along the river. The water was very high at Ediza and made crossing the stream almost impossible. The log crossing is out.

Angelique Samaro reviewed Parker Lake Trail
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This hike is one of my favorites. I highly recommend spraying insect repellent as it gets very dense throughout the trail; mosquitos WILL attack you like they did my nephew. However, the lake at the top is GORGEOUS. Highly recommend this trail.

Jenna Keany reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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Sarah W. reviewed Ediza Lake Loop Trail
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Alex Smith reviewed Shadow and Ediza Lakes Trail
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Most amazing lake I’ve hiked to

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