The trail starts at Agnew Meadows and shortly enters into the Ansel Adams Wilderness. The round trip length including the access road is about 14 miles. The Trail starts around 8,000 feet and climbs to 9,300 feet at Ediza lake.

Passerby snapping a photo for us

Waterfalls below Shadow Lake, the ascent to the lake is very Strenous but has fantastic views.

 

 

 

Descending into the San Joaquin River Valley, Mammoth Mountain in the distance. Seasoned hiker Shata taking a stretch.

 

 

Shadow Lake Trail to Ediza Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness (near Mammoth Lakes, CA)

 

 

Waterfall above Olaine Lake in the river valley

 

 

 

Crossing the San Joaquin River

Ascending to Shadow lake with Mammoth Mountain in the distance and the San Joaquin River in the lower left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearing the top of Shadow Lake Falls looking down. The falls must be almost 1,000 feet in length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the top getting a peak at Shadow Lake.

This is a great shot as we get to the upper portion of the falls.

Shadow Lake!!

Taking a break here for lunch and water then it's back on the trail to Ediza Lake.

 

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