TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness

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TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness

Post by 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:

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Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Post by maverick » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:41 pm

Great TR and pictures!!
Could you please add the dates, thanks. :)
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Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Post by 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.
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Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wildernes

Post by jartelt » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:39 pm

Sorry about forgetting the dates. This was last weekend, July 6-8.

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