Added by Kristen Bor
This campsite is located at mile 47 of the John Muir Trail.
The Lake Ediza Junction has several great spots to camp and Shadow Lake is definitely one of the best. Try to find a spot that will have long afternoon sun as some spots will fall under the shadow of the ridge to the west. There are some sunny campsites along the creek so try and snag one of those.
If you are planning on taking photos on your trek, Shadow Creek is a favorite for photographers.
Find out everything you need to know about your John Muir Trip at Bearfoot Theory.
Check out my JMT Gear List.
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Backpack to Big Bird Lake & Moose Lake
Yosemite / Alta Peak Trailhead
This trip requires a wilderness permit. You can get one at the Lodgepole Visitor Center where you can also rent a bear canister or use the bathroom before heading out.
Backpack to Vogelsang and Merced Lake High Sierra Camps
Yosemite / Lyell Canyon Trailhead
If you love the idea of backpacking to remote mountain destinations, but shudder at the thought of carrying a heavy pack and digging a hole to poop in, the High Sierra Camps are a great option.