Popular Trips in Desolation Wilderness

Popular Trips in Desolation Wilderness
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HIking to Lake Aloha (Fallen Leaf, California, United States) Photo
Fallen Leaf Lake, Lake Aloha, Mt. Tallac Loop
by chris on Aug 01, 2009
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
16.4 miles
I drove up to Tahoe at 4am with Loren, David, and Thomas for this 2-day backpacking trip.  We started at Glen Alpine and hiked 2 very steep miles along a very poorly maintained trail.  So poorly maintained that we lost the trail and had to scramble up the rocks and through the thick brush. Then it started to pour and we heard thunder, things couldn't be much worse.  Eventually, the skies cleared,...
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Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
by zeebodaman on Nov 22, 2008
Emerald Bay, California, United States
2.6 miles
Short, easy hike from the parking lot to the lake.
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Emerald Bay, Velma Lakes & Tallac - Desolation Wilderness Area
by nchastings on Aug 08, 2009
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
18.0 miles
Starting at Eagle Falls near South Tahoe, my med school friends Ben (now in EM at Stanford) and Joe (now in EM at UCSF) joined me for a loop backpack trip through Desolation Wilderness. We traveled along the PCT for part, sleeping at the Middle Velma Lake the first night and Gilmore Lake the second night. Easy peaks on this route are Dicks Peak just off of Dicks Pass and Mt Tallac....
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Hike to Angora Lake
by chris on Jun 22, 2008
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
4.3 miles
Short hike to Angora lake. It was pretty steep the whole way, but the swim in the lake was definitely worth it.
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Maude Lake - Desolation Wilderness Area
by nchastings on Aug 01, 2009
Wrights Lake, California, United States
8.1 miles
This was my first trip into Desolation Wilderness and it was exactly what I had hoped.... except for the beginning when I forced to park in the "overflow" parking and walk a mile on asphalt to get to the trailhead. Wrights Lake is packed with people and it was a little unnerving until I hit the trail. They soon thinned out as the trail ascended and I saw only a few other...
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Mount Tallac
by JoergDHS on Sep 01, 2012
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
9.8 miles
Hike up Mount Tallac from the Mount Tallac Trailhead.
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Lyons Lake and Lake Sylvia
by Athonia on Oct 27, 2008
Twin Bridges, California, United States
2.1 miles
This was a 13 mile hike round trip but I only geo-tagged the walk from one lake That was the portion that was most scenic anyway. I was going to photograph the trail on the walk back but I dropped the iPhone into the Lyon's Creek waterfall as I attempted to take a picture of it. The iPhone slid down the rocks and wedged in between two rocks about a foot under...
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Hike to Susie Lake
by chris on Jun 21, 2008
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
10.6 miles
Hike from Stanford Sierra camp up to Susie lake. The hike was hot so we prepared for a swim at the top. Unfortunately, when we got to the top it started to rain and it got cold, we we just headed back down. Maybe next time...
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Desolation Wilderness - Wrights to Clyde
by DMoncayo04 on Jul 23, 2010
Twin Bridges, California, United States
18.1 miles
Being one of my first hardcore backpacking trips, it was quite a wake-up call as to what things are truly necessary. Most important thing: high calorie fuel!Views were spectacular. I'm writing this description after having done many more hikes, and thinking back; these views of desolation were among the best.This was a 3 day 2 night venture with plenty of leisure time, and great for any beginner or novice. 
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Hike Around Lake Aloha @ Tahoe
by shakirabbas on Jul 21, 2012
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
5.2 miles
By far, one of the most beautiful hikes we've done: 4 waterfalls, trekking on huge granite slabs, dam built in 1917 (feeding American Lake), and hopping huge boulders.  Fantastic!

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