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    Albert Hayes reviewed Tahoe -Yosemite Trail to Rubicon Lake

    about 1 month ago

    Not a real difficult trail, but a very LONG one. I love Desolation Wilderness and the granite cliffs and beautiful lakes. The last two miles back seemed to take forever, the hike is a little longer than I like for a day trip. It was so nice at Rubicon Lake I could have easily taken a nice long nap but I knew it was a long way back. I think backpackers are really onto something. Glad I had my l camera, love the scenery.

    Albert Hayes reviewed Rubicon Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    The trail is kind of steep so I'm glad I did this late September and it was kind of cool. I didn't find the climb up real tough and it's a short hike. I think the view of Lake Tahoe is the best I've seen from any other vantage point around the lake. Also seeing Desolation Wilderness in the other direction is great too. At the top I dropped my water bottle and went back for it. I saw a beautiful rock in the ground with a memorial carved into it and I found it very moving. Very nice hike!

    Albert Hayes completed Rubicon Peak Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes reviewed Mount Rose Southeast Ridge Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Who in the world ranked this hike as moderate!! After the first nine tenths of a mile the hike starts getting real steep and the path is hard to find and stay on. With the AllTrails however, it makes it easier to stay on track. It is a pretty tough climb to the first ridge and then it's still steep but at least the trail is easy to follow. The views are spectacular and the climb is rewarding. I'm glad I did this route ONCE, but I'll stick to going up the other side. Going down is also kind of hard.

    Albert Hayes completed Mount Rose Southeast Ridge Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes reviewed Bayview Trail to Velma Lakes

    about 1 month ago

    I did this hike on 8/28/18. The climb up from the trailhead is a pretty good pull but not too tough. The views at the summit are really nice. The trail to Velma Lakes is kind of barren and desolate, I'm thinking now I know why it's called Desolation Wilderness. At the first lake it was so beautiful I was really glad I had my camera. Went over to see Middle Velma then turned back and headed to Fontanillis Lake. Once again I was glad to have brought my camera! From there I stopped at Dicks Lake, then took the Eagle Falls trail back to The trailhead. What a wonderful hike and not too hard. I love the Desolation Wilderness.

    Albert Hayes completed Bayview Trail to Velma Lakes

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes reviewed Gilmore Lake

    about 1 month ago

    I did this trip on 8/23/18. This was my first time in the Desolation Wilderness and I loved every minute of it. The hike to Gilmore isn't too hard and the trail is easy to follow. Lake Gilmore is a beautiful lake and when I was there I was the only one around. I went to Mt. Tallac from Gilmore and it it sure easier than the North side of fallen Leaf Lake. Of course the views are spectacular and for me especially viewing the mountains looking toward desolation wilderness. i went back to Gilmore and returned the same way. Great hike and not too hard.

    Albert Hayes completed Gilmore Lake

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes reviewed Glen Alpine Loop

    about 1 month ago

    I did this hike two weeks ago and it was great! I starting in the direction of the Tamarac Trail instead of Glen Alpine and I was glad because the trail is kind of tough and hard to follow till you get to the top. I would rather get the hardest part of the hike over early when I have more energy, wouldn't have wanted to come down this way after a long hike. The view of the Echo Lakes and Tamarac and Ralston Lakes are great. I also stopped by Lake of the Woods, it hardly adds much time to the trip and is well worth it. This was my first time seeing Lake Aloha and I think it is spectacular. The water level was pretty low but i think it made the visual impact even more dramatic. l'm looking forward to going back in the late spring to see it with more water. Heather and Suzie Lakes are great as is the rest of the trail to Glen Alpine Trailhead.I thought only the Tamarac trail was hard and the rest of the trip is moderate hiking. This is one of the best hikes I've had and I love the Desolation Wilderness.

    Albert Hayes completed Glen Alpine Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT)

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Showers Lake via the PCT

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Jobs Peak

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Freel Peak Via TRT Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Armstrong Pass

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Eagle Falls

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Showers Lake

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Middle Velma Lake Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Tamarack Lake

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Lake Aloha Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Mount Tallac Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Susie Lake

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Glen Alpine Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Susie and Heather Lakes

    about 1 month ago

    Albert Hayes saved Gilmore Lake

    about 1 month ago