The lakes in the high country were just thawing as we joined Niki's family for a four day backpacking trip into the Ansel Adams Wilderness near Mammoth. We had beautiful weather as we shouldered our packs, complete with bear canisters, for our hike from Agnew Meadows toward the snowbound Thousand Island Lake area. We would set up our base camp in the valley below Garnet Lake and day hike up into the high country. We all vowed that next time we'd carry less stuff! However, the whole trip was spectacular. Lace up your hiking boots and click on the link below to see the pictures.