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When we hiked the JMT, I found that Purple Lake had some of the best fishing along the trail.  Add this to the easy access from the Mammoth Lakes area, and you have a great destination spot for a weekend fishing trip.

T.H. to Purple Lake          10 mi
Cross Country Loop          9 mi

Trailhead:                           9,100 ft
Duck Pass:                       10,800 ft
Junction with JMT:          10,200 ft
Purple Lake:                       9,900 ft
Ram Lakes:                      10,800 ft
Pass #1:                            11,100 ft
Above Glennette Lake:    10,800 ft
Pass #2:                            11,000 ft
Virginia Lake:                   10,300 ft
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