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17 days ago

Great views of the waterfall!

Really enjoyed it....spent a night there with some friends. Small fish in the lake, a few small waterfalls on the way up. Very uncrowded at the time....ran into only a couple of other packers.

Nice winter trail, bring snowshoe / skis

backpacking
1 month ago

Backpacked this in fall. No one was around. Such beautiful, clear blue lakes. The colors in the fall are amazing. Would definitely do it again to share with someone. I wouldn't rate it as difficult. Maybe hard.

hiking
1 month ago

Short but beautiful trail. I haven't went on a bad hike in this area at all. Caught a beautiful sunrise.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

on Mammoth Rock Trail

hiking
1 month ago

on Mammoth Rock Trail

snowshoeing
1 month ago

scenic driving
2 months ago

Used as a cut through to the main road as we were leaving Mammoth and wanted to stop and take the Inyo Craters trail - scenic drive through some pine forest, dry sandy soil, views of the Sierras and some neat geothermal features.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in Mammoth. We backpacked in on a weekend so the trails were pretty crowded up until Barney lake. Then the ascent up the crest over to Duck Lake was pretty empty. There were only 3 other groups at the lake for the weekend so it felt like you almost had it all to yourself. Water was freezing even that late in the season, but amazing view of the Ansel Adams Wilderness can be found at the dam side of Duck Lake.

Did this hike with my wife as our warm up for the backpack trip that followed a few days later. Nice trail and quite busy with people of all ages. The falls are great in early summer. Camped out one night at Minaret Falls campground. Doing so allows you to be able to drive down the road otherwise you have to take the shuttle. The trail takes you past the Devils Post pile first, then continues down to the Falls. We hiked on the trail that brings you to the top of the post pile when we came back from the falls. Neat to see the Basalt columns from on top. Nice easy walk and can be hot during the middle of the day