Mammoth Lakes has a great winter ski resort as well as hiking, biking and fishing for the summer visitors.
The Shadow Lake trail begins at Agnew Meadows. Although we access it from the east side of the Sierra, the trail is on the west side of the divide near the headwaters of the San Joaquin River.
Shadow Lake was my first backpack, over 45 years ago. It was also the second backpack for our sons when they were 9 and 11. It also makes a great day hike.
These basalt cliffs hint at the volcanic past of this area.
looking back the way we came, you can see Mammoth Mountain.
I love these tortured junipers you find in the Sierra.
The cascades indicate that our goal is near.
There it is, just beyond the trees
If you enlarge you can see the top of the gondola and chair 23. I had better put my camera away and get moving or Audry will beat me back, one of our hosts for the weekend she is 20 years my senior and still going strong.