Inyo national forest

wilderness permits
Address: 735 Pacu Ln.
suite 200, Bishop, CA. 93514
Phone:  760-873-2400

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Ansel adams wilderness

Backpacking Ansel Adams Wilderness

California Wilderness
The California Wilderness areas below are Google map links within the site. Click on Terrain for basic Topographical view.

   backpacking gear list

  • Hiking Boots / Socks
  • Pants, shirts, underwear
  • ​Waterproof Outer Shell
  • Sun Glasses / Hat / Gloves
  • Water Filter / Water Bottles
  • Back Pack / Rain Cover
  • Tent, stakes, footprint
  • ​Map / Compass / Gps
  • ​Bug Juice / First Aid
  • ​Toiletries / Emergency Kit
  • Food / Trail Snacks
  • Hiking Poles / Gaiters
  • Stoves, Fuel, Cooking Kit
  • Eating utensils, mug, etc.
  • Head lamp, camp light
  • Sleeping Bag / Pad

backpacking ansel adams

Backpacking in California offers a variety of scenic alpine trails that will have you backpacking in awe inspiring wonder to some of the most spectacular backpacking destinations in the California Sierra Nevada mountains. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs the entirety of California and crosses through much of the California wilderness and forest lands. There is also the Tahoe Rim Trail that winds through some parts of the Lake Tahoe region and Desolation wilderness. A bit further south the John Muir Trail takes backpackers on an epic hike from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney on a 210 mile backpacking trip of a lifetime that can be done all at once or in three 7 - 10 day sections. 

Lake Catherine, Garnet Lake, Banner Peak, Ritter Mount, Shadow Lake, Iceberg lake, Cecile lake, Minaret Lake, Edzia Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Rosalie Lake, Gem Lake


Ansel Adams Hikes

  • Lake Catherine
  • Garnet Lake
  • Shadow Lake
  • Rosalie Lake
  • Iceberg Lake
  • Minaret Lake
  • Edzia Lake
  • Thousand Island Lake
  • Banner Peak
  • Cecile Lake
  • Gem Lake
  • ​​Deadhorse Lake
  • ​Mount Ritter
  • Emerald lake
  • Ruby lake
  • ​Lost Lake


  • Devils Postpile
  • Red Meadows
  • June Lakes
  • Agnew Meadows
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