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THE ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS spans an area of 231,533 acres. Elevations within the wilderness range from 3,500 ft at Hells Half Acre along the Middle Fork San Joaquin River, to 13,157ft at the summit of Mt. Ritter. It is arguably some of the most beautiful landscape to be found anywhere in the world.

The wilderness was renamed from the Minarets Wilderness to honour the famous landscape photographer and environmentalist by the 1984 California Wilderness Act. The 1984 law also more than doubled the size of the Minarets Wilderness, extending it south from its original southern boundary in the vicinity of Hemlock Crossing and Devils Postpile all the way to its current extent near Lake Thomas Edison.

Mt. Ritter and Banner Peak along with the Minarets are awe inspiring for climbers and outdoors men of all types. John Muir considered the alpine beauty in this area to be unsurpassed by any other terrain in all the range. He also considered Ediza Lake to be the most beautiful of all the multitudes of lakes in the Sierra.

The 10,591 ft level gives you a good idea of the weather conditions at camping spots such as Thousand Island Lake, Garnet Lake, and Ediza Lake.

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THE FOLLOWING IS THE CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE MT RITTER / BANNER PEAK / ANSEL ADAMS WILDERNESS AREAS AT 10,591 FT
May 4 Wednesday Night  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
May 5 Thursday  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
May 5 Thursday Night  Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 25. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
May 6 Friday  Snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. High near 43. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
May 6 Friday Night  Snow showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. 
 
May 7 Saturday  Snow showers likely, mainly after 11am. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. 
 
May 7 Saturday Night  Snow showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
May 8 Sunday  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. 
 
May 8 Sunday Night  A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 
 
May 9 Monday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind around 10 mph. 
 
May 9 Monday Night  Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 
 
May 10 Tuesday  Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. 
 
May 10 Tuesday Night  Mostly clear, with a low around 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening. 
 
May 11 Wednesday  Sunny, with a high near 56. Southeast wind around 10 mph. 
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Shasta Lake Helen

North Side of River Trail to the Left

Psalm 8:3-9
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


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