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Garnet Lake Ansel Adams Wilderness

Garnet Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness

Garnet Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness is right next to the popular Thousand Island Lake, is just as scenic in my opinion. We spent 4 days backpacking the Ansel Adams Wilderness. On our last night we camped at Garnet Lake. We found a campsite with our very own private beach! In the morning, I was excited to see clouds in the sky. The clouds made for a great reflection of Banner Peak in the calm waters of Garnet Lake that morning. This shot was taken from our beach front view. Views like these make the 18-mile round trip and over two thousand feet elevation gain worth it.