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Agnew Meadows Group Camp .14 miles
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Agnew Meadows to Thousand Island Lake


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Along the High Trail Map: Agnew Meadows
Banner Peak and Mt Ritter
Banner Peak and Mt Ritter
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Shadow Lake
Shadow Lake
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The High Trail from the Agnew Meadows Campground begins with a fairly short and simple climb. Towards the top of this initial ascent we have our first view of Mount Ritter (left peak) and Banner Peak (right peak).



The High Trail offers great views along the entire trail. And soon you will be able to look to the West and see Shadow Lake with the Minarets above it.



As you hike through this area you are struck by the violent geological history of this place. The granith around Shadow Lake spreads as if it were once molten, which it was.

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Looking at Flowers along the High Trail
Looking at Flowers along the High Trail
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Looking South
Looking South
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Looking along the trail to the North you find boulders of volcanic rock that must have been thrown a great distance to their current location.



As you may have noticed, the High Trail is rather exposed to the sun throughout most of its length. This means that you get some great views, but it also means that it becomes very hot and dry. This is especially true during about the second third of the trail. Fortunately, there are many streams crossing this trail with enough frequency that they should provide all the water you need.

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