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San Joaquin Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide
"San Joaquin Mountain is an overlooked summit in the Mammoth Lakes region. Most hikers and tourists line up to visit Devils Postpile, while this incredible spot goes relatively unnoticed. The dramatic peaks of the Minarets overshadow this lofty high point, taking the focus off it entirely, even though the summit is part of the ridgeline that connects Mammoth Mountain to June Lake. There are more prominent peaks along the skyline, but none provide San Joaquin’s easy access to high vistas and solitude. From the trail’s outset the jaw-dropping views begin; they only get better as the climb progresses."
--Allen Riedel, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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