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Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness

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TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
July 11, 2018 05:47PM
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://backpackers-review.com/trip-reports/desolation-wilderness-twin-lakes/

Here are a few of the pictures from the journey:

















Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2019 10:37AM by jartelt.
Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
July 11, 2018 06:20PM
Thanks for the detailed write-up. Looks like a lovely excursion!
Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
July 12, 2018 08:47AM
All are very nice, but the last picture is really beautiful. Nice posting.
Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
July 12, 2018 06:45PM
Thank you - I love the wild flowers too!
Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
July 13, 2018 01:59PM
Stunning photos! Especially the second to last! The area looks gorgeous.

Makes me itch for another outdoor foray.

Thanks for sharing!
Re: TR - Backpacking Twin Lakes zone of Desolation Wilderness
August 07, 2018 07:06PM
Nice timing too, clear air and no smoke. Congratulations
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