TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness | High Sierra Topix  

TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!

TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness

Postby jartelt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 pm

I recently went on a "lazy" backpacking trip in Desolation Wilderness. My wife and I hiked 4 miles in from the Twin Lake trailhead and set up camp near Island Lake. The next day we went on a ~4 mile day hike to find a nice view of Lake Aloha. The 3rd day we hiked 4 miles back to the car. Hiking only 12 miles over three days allowed us a lot of time to enjoy the scenery and relax. It was really great. I'd advise anyone who hasn't done a low mileage trip to give it a shot!

The Twin Lakes area in Desolation was more beautiful than we expected. I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys camping near alpine lakes. Here is a full report I wrote with all my pictures, maps, etc. https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com ... win-lakes/

Here are a few of the pictures from the journey:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image



User avatar
jartelt
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker

Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:41 pm

Great TR and pictures!!
Could you please add the dates, thanks. :)
Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, an HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 9893
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:58 pm

Nice report. We did a trip there a few years in early fall....Quite a wonderful area.
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1593
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Postby jartelt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:39 pm

Sorry about forgetting the dates. This was last weekend, July 6-8.
User avatar
jartelt
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker


Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], htrout and 9 guests