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Florence Lake to Evolution Valley

Shaver Lake, California

31.79 mi / 3432 ft gain

John Muir Trail: Camping at Bear Creek

Lakeshore, California

Florence Lake to Long Lake Trail

Lakeshore, California

45.24 mi / 8921 ft gain

Crater Lake Trail

Lakeshore, California

7.55 mi / 2136 ft gain

Florence Lake to Edison Lake via John Muir Trail

Lakeshore, California

31.91 mi / 5459 ft gain

Backpack Evolution Valley

Lakeshore, California

4.5
15.5 mi / 1500 ft gain

Backpack to Crater Lake, Sierra National Forest

Lakeshore, California

8.4 mi / 2100 ft gain

John Muir Trail: McClure Meadows

Lakeshore, California

Bear Diversion Dam OHV Route

Lakeshore, California

4.66 mi / 449 ft gain

Places to stay

Lakeshore, California

Jackass Meadow

Kaiser Pass Road

Vermillion

Kaiser Pass Road

Mono Creek

Bishop, California

Bishop Park Group

Lakeshore, California

Rancheria

Lakeshore, California

College

Guides and stories

On the John Muir Trail Northbound with MT Sobek

Sonja Saxe

Drinkin’ from the Devil's Punchbowl

Masa Kato

Backpacking into the Eastern Sierra: Honeymoon Lake via Piute Pass

Kristen Fuller

Backpacking the Eastern Sierra's Evolution Loop

Kristen Fuller

Timelapsing Kings Canyon

The Outbound Collective

Tips for Stand Up Paddlers With Dogs

Kristen Fuller

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