Synopses & Reviews
Desolation Wilderness lies above the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe, with elevations between 6140 to 9983 feet. Easily accessible, packed with lakes, blessed with moderate mountain weather, and crowned by the magnificent granite crest of the Crystal Range, Desolation Wilderness draws hikers, backpackers, and equestrians to its trails, for overnights and dayhikes.
In this thoroughly updated and redesigned edition, veteran author Jeffrey Schaffer describes 32 hiking trips in Desolation and surrounding wildlands - Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, the South Fork American River, and the Upper Truckee River.
* Detailed and accurate trail descriptions and campsite information
* Where, when, and how to get permits for entering the backcountry
* Tips for low-impact hiking and camping
* Easy-reference maps incorporated into the book
You'll find: - Detailed and accurate trail descriptions and campsite information- Where, when, and how to get permits for entering the backcountry- Tips for low-impact hiking and camping- Easy-reference maps incorporated into the book
Visitors to Desolation Wilderness, the country's most-used wilderness area, appreciate its easy accessibility to craggy mountain crests, miles of hiking trails, and 130 lakes all packed into an area of 100 square miles. In this guide, you'll find information on hiking, camping, wildlife, and the natural history of Desolation Wilderness itself, as well as Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, the South Fork American River, and the Upper Truckee River. Furthermore, this is the first Tahoe hiking guide to be written in cooperation with the federal Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Includes descriptions of 32 hikes, a table of mileages to the 80 trout-stocked lakes, tips on when and where to get permits as well as locater and trailhead maps.
This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area. It offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89).