Ansel Adams WildernessThe Ansel Adams Wilderness is a wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada of California,USA. The wilderness is part of the Inyo and Sierra National Forests. The wilderness was established as part of the original Wilderness Act in 1964 (originally named the Minarets Wilderness). In 1984, the area was expanded and renamed in honor of Ansel Adams, well-known nature photographer.
The wilderness spans 230,258 acres. Yosemite National Park lies to the north and northwest, while the John Muir Wilderness lies to the south.
Banner Peak and Mount Davis above Thousand Island Lake
Points of interest in the Ansel Adams Wilderness include
- The Sierra Crest
- The Ritter Range
- The Minarets
- The San Joaquin River Valley
- Devil's Postpile National Monument
- The John Muir Trail
- The Pacific Crest Trail