In early October 2012 my friend, Laura, and I cruised over to the east side of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains to check out the fall aspens. Our first night we camped in the Little Lakes Valley / Rock Creek area and did a little leaf peeping to start the day.
Then we picked up a wilderness permit from the ranger station in Mammoth Lakes and backpacked into the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Our first day was an 8-mile hike in to the dramatic and beautiful Minaret Lake.
[Day 2 update coming soon!]
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