This is our Introductory 3 day backpacking trip near the San Joaquin River out of Mammoth Lakes. We love this spectacular area of the Sierra with the multi-hued rock and beautiful deep lakes. For a lot of people it is hard to get time off work to get to the mountains but driving to the Eastern Sierra and back in a weekend just makes everything too rushed and ruins the goal of getting away and relaxing in the mountains. So take an extra day off work, have time to simply enjoy the peace of the mountains and their beauty and recharge. The boss might actually thank you.

Hiking experience is not necessary – the desire to simply experience the Sierra Nevada is enough. During the trip we will work with you to give you the skills and knowledge to get to head out confidently by your self the next time.

One reason we like this route is that it gives us some options. If the main desire is to hike longer days then we can do the full loop. If you would rather slow down, relax and just absorb the natural world around you then we can take a shorter loop by camping on the rock slabs of Garnet Lake and then dropping back to the river Trail and Agnew Meadows

If a shorter, more relaxing trip sounds appealing, we can shorten it by camping on the rock slabs bordering Garnet Lake and then returning via the River Trail to Agnew Meadows.

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