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Trip Report - Ansel Adams Wilderness

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Trip Report - Ansel Adams Wilderness

Postby LVRAY » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:54 am

Just got back from a trip in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. If you haven't been to this area, which is just southeast of Yosemite, I would highly recommend it. We did the Minaret-Cecile-Iceberg-Ediza-Shadow Lake loop (with a side trip to Nydiver Lakes), starting at Devils Post Pile and ending in Agnew Meadows. A fairly short trip, but with some great cross country parts and fantastic lakes. Cecile & Iceberg are absolutely beautiful. For the end of July, still lots of snow and mosquitos (even in the higher elevations).


Minaret Lake:

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Looking down on Minaret Lake, climbing cross country up to Cecile Lake:

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Cecile Lake - still a lot of snow around:

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Cecile Lake - still partially frozen. We camped in the clump of trees at the far side of the lake:

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Looking down on Iceberg Lake - even more frozen:

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Ritter Range above Iceberg Lake:

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Iceberg Lake - the cross country route down from Cecile Lake goes through the gap across the lake and then down and across the snow fields (from right to left in the photo):

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A closer view of the snow field, with our foot prints:

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Ediza Lake and the Ritter Range:

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Looking down on lower Nydiver Lake:

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Shadow Lake - very buggy, but pretty:

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Postby kathy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:28 pm

W-O-W! Awesome pics!
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Postby bill-e-g » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:50 am

Thanks LVRAY. Beautiful
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Postby baseline bum » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:49 pm

Incredible pics; thank you LVRAY for sharing them.
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Postby jeremy1701 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:43 am

Wow!! Gorgeous!! We'll be there shortly... I cannot wait!!
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Postby shan1203 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:30 am

Fabulous pictures! Wow-e-woW!!!

Will be in the area in just a few days - YAY!

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Postby oakroscoe » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:34 am

Wow, well I guess I have to put Ansel Adams Wilderness on my list...very pretty pics
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