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


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Passing Clark Lakes Map: Agnew Pass and Clark Lakes
Clark Lake
Clark Lake
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Banner Peak
Banner Peak
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Clark Lakes are just a short hike beneath Agnew Pass. The trail is still rather simple, but it can be rather steep and loose in places as the picture below illustrates.



Moving on towards Thousand Island Lake the trail is much different than the High Trail. There is much more shade and much more variation in the trail with steeper ascents. The views are not as big nor as grand, but they are there if you keep your eyes open.



The trail becomes particularly steep as you approach Thousand Island Lake. Not that it's really steep, but it is constant and at this altitude it doesn't take much to wear you down.

Approaching Thousand Island Lake Map: Thousand Island and Garnet Lakes
High Trail and Agnew Pass
High Trail and Agnew Pass
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Banner Peak and Thousand Island Lake
Banner Peak and Thousand Island Lake
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As you approach Thousand Island Lake the trail levels out. You pass some smaller lakes or ponds as you get closer. Soon you can look back at a nice view of the High Trail and Agnew Pass.



You should know that there are camping restrictions around Thousand Island Lakes. Some trail maps will point this out, but there are a number of signs posted around the lake that highlight where camping is allowed and prohibited.



Once you arrive at Thousand Island Lake you are struck by the view of Banner Peak standing tall above it. There is plenty of camping to be found here. Despite its reputation we had all the solitude we needed. We could see nobody from our campsite and there was very little noise.



It was nice to sit at camp with this awesome view while reading John Muir's account of his harrowing ascent up Mount Ritter.

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