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Backpacking in Desolation Wilderness
Backpacking in Desolation Wilderness
Desolation Wilderness, California, United States
 
Difficult: 13.8 miles
A trek through Lake Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness past Velma Lake, Fontanillis Lake, Dicks Lake, and Eagle Lake
Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake and gateway to Twin Lakes
Wrights Lake to Grouse Lake and gateway to Twin Lakes
Desolation Wilderness, California, United States
 
Moderate: 4.7 miles, Half day
Bring a kayak and travel the labyrinth of waterways behind Wrights Lake or take a picnic to Smith, Grouse or Twin Lakes
Lake Aloha Hike
Lake Aloha Hike
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
 
Moderate: 11.7 miles, Full day
A long hike from Echo Lake past several lakes to a great swimming spot in Lake Tahoe's beautiful Desolation Wilderness
Maggies Peaks
Maggies Peaks
Twin Bridges, California, United States
 
Moderate: 3.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Maggies Peaks overlook the rapturous blue waters of Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, Granite Lake and Desolation Wilderness.
Echo Lakes & Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe
Echo Lakes & Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
 
Easy: 6.0 miles, Half day
What better way to begin a hike than skimming across the crystal clear alpine waters of Echo Lakes ..

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Backpacking Desolation Wilderness with the EveryTrail Team
by chris on Aug 22, 2009
Emerald Bay, California, United States
Backpacking | 13.8 miles
"testing our product" is a great excuse for a weekend trip to Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness.  The engineers at EveryTrail (Benoit, Matt, Michael, Paul, Werner, and I) drove up early Saturday morning for this weekend trip.  We parked around 1 and had a quick breakfast of wraps with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese, put on our packs and started our trek.  The first 2 miles were steep but had some great views overlooking...
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Emerald Bay, Velma Lakes & Tallac - Desolation Wilderness Area
by nchastings on Aug 08, 2009
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Backpacking | 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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Lake Tahoe: Echo Lake to Aloha Lake and Beyond
by oruwu on Jul 24, 2010
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Backpacking | 15.3 miles
A journey into Desolation Wilderness that started early in the morning on Saturday.  With a lot less mileage than normal, we started off from the parking lot at Echo Lake in the direction of Lake Aloha. Unfortunately, there is no public potable water at the parking lot, so we had to start the trip with minimal water. Also, I had slept less than a couple hours the previous night, and I could immediately...
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Maroon Bells - 4 Pass Loop
by lukearno on Aug 08, 2012
Aspen, Colorado, United States
Backpacking | 24 miles
4 Days, 3 Nights. Day 1: Departure time 1pm. We parked at overnight lot ($10 fee). 1 mile from trailhead. Hitch hike and hop aboard the tour bus to save yourself the walk.We started at Maroon Lake and did the loop clockwise, after making a left at Crater Lake toward West Maroon Pass. We hiked 2 mi. to Crater Lake and another 3.5 to our first camp. We gained 1200 feet elevation.Camp #1...
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Mount Tallac Backcountry Skiing at Tahoe's West Shore
by deuberhome on Jan 22, 2009
Back-country skiing | 7.4 miles
Location: South Shore - Lake Tahoe, CA Duration: 2-3 hours Elevation Change: 3,200? - from 6,535' to 9,735' Recomended Map: Emerald Bay, California
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Maggies Peak
by RedTailTrails on Aug 28, 2010
Twin Bridges, California, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles
Maggies Peaks is 5 miles roundtrip. Part of Desolation Wilderness, starting from Bayview Trailhead overlooking Emerald Bay. Sweeping panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Steep elevation gain for such a short hike, but overall relatively easy. All visitors to the Desolation Wilderness require a permit, including day hikers, which are provided at designated trailheads like Bayview. Backpackers should obtain a permit at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, $5 a night.Check out more pictures...
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Desolation Wilderness Lake Tahoe
by FrankW-26_ on Aug 11, 2010
Tahoe, California, United States
Backpacking | 31 miles
This was a planed hike that I found online that looked interesting I did the same route on my Garmin software with the same results so my girlfriend and I decided to do the hike, I only saw one part of the hike that looked like it would be challenging and that was the second day 12.2 miles with some elevation gain 2,100’ The total distance for the planed hike was 30.3 miles.   Starting...
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Maude Lake - Desolation Wilderness Area
by nchastings on Aug 01, 2009
Wrights Lake, California, United States
Backpacking | 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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Hike to Aloha and Jabu Lakes
by wooac on Jun 23, 2009
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
Hiking | 14.0 miles
Water Taxi across both Upper and Lower Echo Lakes.   Hike the Pacific Crest trail to Lake Aloha.   Scrabble up a glacier moraine to Jabu Lake.   Then back down and out.
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Lake Tahoe desolation wilderness area backpacking - Bayview camp to Velma Lakes
by some1youknow on Oct 01, 2010
Twin Bridges, California, United States
Backpacking | 8.4 miles
It was my golden opportunity to go backpacking since my wife and my 1 year old daughter was out of town. I've packed my backpacking gear and drove to Lake tahoe on Friday morning. Weather forecast said there will be a thunderstorm with 30% chance of rain. I usually don't let rain stop me and yes, there was a storm on the 2nd night. Since it was October 1, the El Dorado...
The full round trip... Photo
Jutta and the gang set out on our hike Photo
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Delicious Banana Slug Photo
Perilous flume hike along the El Dorado Irrigation channel (one way)
by Athonia on May 03, 2010
Pacific, California, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles
The hike started out on the fairly flat section of the El Dorado ditch just east of Fresh Pond.  On our first bridge crossing the Jindo dog fell and landed inside the tubing that feeds Bridal Veil falls. The u-shaped metal basin he found himself in was slippery and had a few inches of water that comes directly from the Sierra snowmelt. The poor critter couldn't even walk in there.  I dragged...
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Annemiek with Mr. Bo Jindo Photo
Lake Sylvia Photo
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Lyons Lake and Lake Sylvia
by Athonia on Oct 27, 2008
Twin Bridges, California, United States
Hiking | 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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Dick's Peak Backcountry Skiing in Desolation Wilderness
by deuberhome on Jan 21, 2009
Back-country skiing | 11.6 miles
Location: Desolation Wilderness - Lake Tahoe, CA Duration: 4 - 5 hours Elevation Change: 3,474’ - from 6,500’ to 9,974’ Recomended Map: Emerald Bay, California & Rockbound Valley, California
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Desolation Wilderness: Echo to Aloha
by ngyoung on Jul 24, 2010
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Backpacking | 14.7 miles
Cold meals and a suffocating cloud of mosquitos couldn't keep us from having an excellent 2 day trip into Desolation Wilderness.
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Pyramid Peak
by pablo on Apr 09, 2011
Strawberry, California, United States
Back-country skiing | 8.1 miles
Climbing Pyramid Peak is a great way to experience Desolation Wilderness in the winter.  Kristin, Malin, Tim, Posy, Sitka and I had a blast as we turned a climb that could be done as a day trip into a 2 day snow camping adventure.After an early departure from San Francisco on a Saturday morning we were parked at Pyramid Creek on Highway 50 and underway by about 10am.  After some relatively steep...
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Desolation Wilderness - Wrights to Clyde
by DMoncayo04 on Jul 23, 2010
Twin Bridges, California, United States
Backpacking | 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. 
The path to Beauty Lake Photo
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Dark lake to Beauty Lake to Wrights Lake
by Athonia on Jan 30, 2008
Lower Forni, California, United States
Hiking | 1.6 miles
My mom is visiting for Thanksgiving and we did a late afternoon hike in Desolation Wilderness.  We originally wanted to hike Windmiller trail but couldn't find the trailhead. Oh bother. It worked though because we hiked to four lakes, two of which I'd never heard of before. This trip is only showing the return trip on the way back to the car but we actually hiked up to Beauty Lake and an unnamed...
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Desolation Wilderness
by Well_lit on Jun 26, 2013
Fallen Leaf, California, United States
Backpacking | 6.7 miles
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Red Lakes Peak Backcountry Skiing near Carson Pass
by deuberhome on Jan 22, 2009
Back-country skiing | 7.2 miles
Location: Carson Pass - Kirkwood, CA Elevation Change: 2,663’ - from 7,400’ to 10,063’ Recomended Map: Caples Lake & Carson Pass, California
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Hwy 89, looking south Photo
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the trail I followed - a Forest Service road Photo
Meeks Creek Snowshoeing
by Vaudesir on Dec 31, 2009
Meeks Bay, California, United States
Snowshoeing | 3.6 miles
This was my first snowshoe hike. Phil (macridge) recommended this trail. I also found the description in the "Tahoe Snowshoe Trails" guidebook.It's short, flat, and doesn't present any technical difficulties.The trailhead, along Hwy 89, is also an access point to the Desolation Wilderness. Since I wasn't planning on entering it, I didn't fill out a permit form and I started hiking along the Forest Service Road.The trail was easy to follow and...
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