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TR: Glen Alpine TH to Half Moon Lake, Desolation Wilderness

Postby FeetFirst » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:44 am

I did a quick much needed overnight trip into Desolation Wilderness last Wednesday (Sept. 26th). I entered the Wilderness via Glen Alpine Trailhead, which is at the far west end of Fallen Leaf Lake just west of big beautiful Lake Tahoe. The weather was perfect, not one mosquito, and since it was mid-week very few people were on the trails.

Glen Alpine Falls merely a trickle this late in the season:
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Soda Spring still bubbling:
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Half Moon Lake dressed for fall:
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A nice spot for some lunch by Half Moon Lake:
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I brought my packraft (FlytePacker by Fly Weight Designs) and floated the peaceful lake for a bit:
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Home for the night:
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Morning reflections:
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The Crystal Range:
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I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.



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Re: TR: Glen Alpine TH to Half Moon Lake, Desolation Wilderness

Postby DriveFly44 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:12 pm

Awesome...no people or mosquitos!!! My kind of trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Glen Alpine TH to Half Moon Lake, Desolation Wilderness

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:28 pm

DriveFly44 wrote:Awesome...no people or mosquitos!!! My kind of trip. Thanks for sharing.


You're welcome.

I went on a similar trip a couple of weeks ago starting from the Twin Lakes TH. I'll try to post some pics soon.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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