Mike started out early from the Agnew Meadows trailhead at 8:45 AM. He had bypassed the Devils Postpile shuttle system by car camping overnight at the Minaret Falls campground (this time of the year there was no problem getting a site.) He passed the Ansel Adams Wilderness boundary sign (annoyingly sans-serif) and after a long slog downhill (going to be very tough on the way back) he came to the bridge over the San Joaquin River. No dangerous wadings-across any more!
Photos: Agnew Meadows—Sierra Nevada, 2010; Ansel Adams Wilderness Sign—Sierra Nevada, 2010; Bridge, San Joaquin River—Sierra Nevada, 2005