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hiking
4 days ago

Loved this hike, the flat section next to a stream was a nice way to enjoy the views (Aspen has mostly turned already) and the lake was beautiful. We went early morning and it was very peaceful, no bugs at this late date was a plus.

hiking
9 days ago

Easy hike around the lake, nice views.

Hike to falls is great although little shade offered in October, the falls were beautiful and we caught the magic of the rainbows. Climbing down the stairs to lower falls a must but take your time on the way up it is moderate. Plenty of folks enjoying the lower falls but not crowded which was nice.

hiking
10 days ago

Gorgeous hike. Most difficult part is the first quarter, which I’d rate moderate after that it’s easy. As someone else mentioned, it’s closer to 2 miles each way, not 1.6. Went in mid October, aspens are turning I and no bugs!

Uphill from the parking for the first 1/2 mile. Then the trail runs along the creek before opening up to picturesque Lake Parker.

hiking
rocky
11 days ago

Took the Pacific Crest High Trail there and the meadow trail back along the creek. It’s an amazing hike and backpacking trip as well as an amazing exercise for your legs!

hiking
no shade
rocky
11 days ago

This was a fun little side trip on our day trip to the Sierras. If you want to get to the good stuff (inside the crater), drive past the first little parking area and park near the gate and you’ll cut the walk to get into the dome in half. From there, it’s a short walk up the dome to get inside. Once inside you’ll be treated to a surreal landscape that looks like you’ve stepped off Earth and onto another planet. My son had a blast exploring the rocks inside the dome and didn’t want to leave.

Oct 7, 2019. Great weather, no bugs, no snow or ice on the trail. Highly recommend as a very strenuous day hike or an overnight. Aspens are turning beautifully.

We actually went up some third class going up from the fern lake trail, but descended this route. we got pretty far off trail in the meadow but thankfully this app directions got us back down. really beautiful hike

mountain biking
12 days ago

We went up the single track on a mountain bike... think we went the wrong way it was a tough climb and to not have single track down was a let down.

the trail is 80% open and thus, ask for enough drinking water to carry..Did it as sunrise hike and it was serene and calm. Water at falls is enough to feel the 110 foot drop but would be majestic in summers. the last portion to go to the bottom of falls is hard to climb back up. Easy hike, best value

Incredible scenery, great trails, beautiful lakes.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a short and nice hike. Shady areas. Picnic tables. Easy hike.

This loop is much harder than the PCT or Highline trail route. I had gone past Ediza lake last trip and had seen the JMT going up to Garnet Lake and Thousand Island and decided seeing two lakes was better than one and also passing Shadow lake as a bonus. But this turns out to be the hardest route to Thousand Island. I came down the River Trail but that would have also been an easier option going up the River trail and coming down Garnet and Shadow lake. Trough Shadow Creek trail its ascending most of the way starting going up at the pass to Shadow Lake then more ascending all the way to Garnet then you descend down to the lake and ascend back up again. But once you do get to Garnet the hard work starts paying of as you pass Garnet and some smaller lakes on the way to Thousand Island. Thousand Island and Garnet looked similar real nice lakes I took a quick swim in both. It was real cold water but Thousand Island seemed colder it made me want to jump out in like a minute but still dipped in it.

hiking
off trail
18 days ago

Amazing view overall though the trail itself is poorly marked near private property to include ski lift. Many other trails in this area to hike.

hiking
18 days ago

Trail is for the NON wilderness adventurer and/or for parents with small children.

I have been wanting to do Ritter all year. Unfortunately I was unable to make the summit. It snowed the night before we hiked in and it was the coldest weekend of the year so far making for icy slippery conditions. I took the SE Glacier route and made it up towards the top of the se glacier. Things got to sketchy, steep and slipper for me and the equipment I had so I decided to call it. Once I made it down I decided to head up the Clyde variation to just see what it looks like. Made up just about to the top of the saddle and turned around as weather was closing in. I will be back to conquer this mountain. I got humbled this time but I will be back with crampons to head up the Clyde variation and cross the SE glacier. If you are thinking about doing this one and have the experience to do so contact me, I would love to come along. Not a mountain to be taken lightly.

backpacking
muddy
snow
20 days ago

2017 September

hiking
21 days ago

Very easy walk to a lake. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn gold!

hiking
no shade
rocky
23 days ago

There are better hikes nearby. This one is rocky. The first lake, Agnew, is industrial with SCE dam and equipment all over. Yuck. Gem lake is pretty. You can’t access the shore easily. If you think you’re going to continue the hike along the waters edge, not going to happen. After you reach gem the trail cuts inland a bit and you loose the view of the lake from the trail until about half way around where you can rock scramble to get the view back. Good trail for a work out but not a good bang for your buck trail. As others have said there is no shade.

9/23/2109 Hiked it today, perfect crisp sunny day. Hike is what I expected from doing my homework, very exposed trail, beautiful views, although I did not expect the view of Mono Lake, that was a plus. The Lake was ok, not your typical Alpine setting, but I knew that before stepping on the trail. For me it is generally the Journey, not the destination. Tommorow I will hike to Parker Lake from Silver Lake, looking for to that as well.

Attempted late August 2019. Being the cocky and overconfident 24 year old men we were we thought coming up from Fresno (300ft) to here overnight and then hiking all the way up the next morning would be a great idea. Trail is a steady downhill for the first few miles, with a small section after the first river crossing where you gain a small amount of elevation. Shadow Lake to Ediza Lake is relaxing with plenty of gorgeous meadows to see along the way. Exiting on the Northwest west side of Ediza, you go up a gradual incline where you will eventually run into the glacier at this point you can turn left or turn around. Class 3 scrambling from what we saw up the first steep, this is where we turned around, already 3 pm and feeling the altitudes toll on our bodies. I would recommend hiking to Ediza Lake or even the base of the Glacier before turning left. This is already 8 miles. Rest, eat, and acclimate. Get up before dawn and make a quality summit push. Everyone has there own beliefs but for me this area reminds me how much god, or whoever is out there, loves us. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a place this beautiful. We will be back next summer. Hope to see you guys at the summit.

hiking
26 days ago

Trail is nothing special. Don’t waste your time but if you feel like this is the trail for you then make sure you complete it counter clockwise.

hiking
26 days ago

Plenty shade after the first 1/3. Trail parallels stream for much of its length. Very few mosquitoes at lake or along trail, a pleasant surprise. Lovely lake, great trail.

hiking
27 days ago

So much bang for your buck! Fantastic little trail. Hiking fun for the whole family. Lots of pups, kiddos and grandparents.

hiking
bugs
no shade
27 days ago

Beautiful lake however the yellow jackets at Gem were bothering our dog a lot, and I would agree with other posts, there is not a lot of shade. The way in is tough- all uphill the whole way.

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