1. KidA
    KidA September 23, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I took the same route as you to Red’s, although I started at Happy Isles, and ended up having to bail at Red’s due to a really bad foot bruise (caused by a shoe-failure).

    I camped short of Red Peak Pass & Isberg pass and both of those nights were incredible. The “razor’s edge” 360 degree view from Red Peak Pass was simply incredible, as was the view from my campsite, just short of Isberg Pass.

  2. Byron
    Byron September 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I’m working off a tiny phone screen. I can’t see the names. But it looks to me that skipping reds completely and going through the valley and visiting the hot springs may be nice. Then join the jmt south of Virginia lake

  3. […] of trails around the town of Mammoth Lakes such as Red’s Meadow or Duck Lake. Check out the Isberg Alternative in Yosemite outlined by Ray […]

  4. Inga Aksamit
    Inga Aksamit November 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    This is a great alternative. I hiked to Isberg Pass this summer and loved seeing the Minarets from the backside.

  5. David Terrie
    David Terrie January 23, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I recreated your route on CalTopo. Do I have it right?


  6. Dave # 2
    Dave # 2 April 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I have done Isberg Pass 3 times over my lifetime. First trip leave vehicle Clover Meadow, started in valley. Next two trips, leave vehicle in valley and I started at Clover Meadow (less overall climb). It has always been astounding to me that while tens of thousands visit the park daily, I may only encounter only one or two hikers on this beautiful scenic route. Of course once arrive at Merced Lake and trail junctions there, the crowds begin. Let’s keep Isberg our little secret……

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