Tahoe Backpacking in Desolation Wilderness

WHO: Lis, Chris, Aaron, Christina, Henry & Fern

WHAT: Backpacking

WHERE: Crag Lake, Desolation Wilderness

WHEN: August 20–21, 2011

GEAR: Suncloud sunglasses, Outdoor Research Sentinel Insect Shield Handkerchief, MSR and Snow Peak camp kitchen items

Skipped town this weekend to backpack into Desolation Wilderness. We opted for a shorter drive and hike out of Meeks Bay, to Crag Lake about 5 or so miles in. We were originally going to camp in the Lake Aloha area, but it was full when we went to get a permit at the office across from Sunnyside.

Such a cool campsite with loads of granite and a great lake for swimming and lounging.

Where did this weekend take you?

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I'm Tahoe Mountain Sports' web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow's good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe's beaches in summer.


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