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TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:36 pm

Finally got to go BPing after not having gone in the last two years due to work commitments.

Took off from the Eagle Falls TH around 12:30 and parking was a ****. The crowds were even worse.

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View of Lake Tahoe going up towards Eagle Lake

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Above Eagle L. from the trail


Got to Fontanills Lake in the evening and the mosquitos were out, good thing it was breezy as that kept the mosquitos at bay. Set up camp and had a nice evening. In the morning woke up and took some pictures.

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Fontanillis in the morning with Dicks Peak in the background


This day was a layover day and while others went fishing, I decided to climb Dicks Peak.

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Selfie atop Dicks Peak


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Dicks, Fontanillis, and the Velma's from atop Dicks Peak


After I got back we hiked up to Dicks Lake to do some fishing. C&R many brookies in the 8" - 10" range

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Fishing @ Dicks Lake


On the way out we wanted to check out the Velma Lakes.

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Crossing the outlet stream from Upper Velma

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Upper Velma


All in all it was great to get back out into my beloved Wilderness. We all had a good time.



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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:41 pm

2 years is a way to long Vic, happy to read that you finally go out, and thank you for posting this wonderful TR and pictures. Hope this was just a start to a floodgate of trips for you to come. :nod:
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby BigMan » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:06 pm

Thanks for posting. I've enjoyed that area.

How did you get to Dick's Peak? Via Dick's Pass?
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby balzaccom » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:34 pm

Nice report! Glad you found a way to get back out on the trail. So where is your next trip?
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:56 pm

Big Man,
I climbed Dicks Peak via the north ridge up from Fontanillis Lake.
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby paula53 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:27 pm

Desolation Wilderness is a favorite destination of mine. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading it and the pictures were beautiful.
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:14 pm

maverick wrote:2 years is a way to long Vic, happy to read that you finally go out, and thank you for posting this wonderful TR and pictures. Hope this was just a start to a floodgate of trips for you to come. :nod:


balzaccom wrote:Nice report! Glad you found a way to get back out on the trail. So where is your next trip?


Mav & Balza, Things are looking up. I have another trip planned for next week. This time with one of my sons!!! Going back to Desolation for four days. This time out of the Wright L. TH.

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