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Hiked this on the 9th of November 2017. There is no snow on the trail until almost 9000 ft and even then the snow is minimal. There are plenty of places to hike on the way up crown but I recommend pushing all the way to crown. The lake is gorgeous and worth the trip. We were the only people on the lake due to the time of year which made it even better. It got cold at night but not unbearable. This was by far one of the best backpacking experiences I've had in the Sierras. The trail is easy to follow and not too strenuous.

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1 month ago

The aspens are in peak right now and this is an exceptional year for color. Don't let the distance stop you. This hike is relatively flat except the last mile which is gradual switchback.

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1 month ago

excellent hike. beautiful fall colors and peeler lake is gorgeous! bring your fishing pole! steep from barney to peeler but mainly flat from twin to barney

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The trail starts just south of Mono Village Campground at Twin Lakes, CA. There's no cell reception there, so I wasn't able to check in via the app. GPS is still fully intact for recording purposes, however, and pictures can be saved in the app for later uploading.

This is by far the most visually astounding hike I've been on. The views of the Sierras and numerous waterfalls and lake vistas at points along the route are absolutely breathtaking.

It's a continuous, switchback ascent to the top. We electively stopped our uphill trek about 1.8 miles from the base, although the trail continues for another 3.7 miles and climbs an additional 4,400 vertical feet from our turnaround point.

We climbed 948 feet in elevation during our less than two-mile ascent. It took us around 2 hours to make the out-and-back trip. It's late September and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground at our finish elevation (~8,000 ft), which was the first we had seen on the trail.

This one is a must see, even if only traveling part of the way.

To characterize this route as a "hiking trail" would be a misnomer. While we opted to travel this road on foot, it should be well stated that it is not pedestrian friendly. It is an access road to the hot springs, plainly put. Heavy vehicle traffic the entire way. Reaching the top of the road lends some scenic views of the Sierras, but it's getting there in one piece that proves the most challenging.

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2 months ago

nice falls while you hoke up the trail.

the hike is mostly in full sun but Barney lake is worth it

Did it counterclockwise. Climb up to Smedberg was longer than we thought. Beautiful!

ended up going to peeler lake and stayed overnight. hike was challenging with a pack on but totally worth it

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2 months ago

Great little hike. Beautiful views of Lake Engelbright and the canyon. There is a nice sandy beach at Defiance Point.

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2 months ago

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