Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin: A Guide to Lake Tahoe's Finest Hiking Area

Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin: A Guide to Lake Tahoe's Finest Hiking Area

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Visitor's 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 the area of 100 square miles. In this guide, you'll find information on hiking, camping, wildfire, 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.

- Thorough descriptions of 32 hikes in Desolation Wilderness and the surrounding areas

- Table of mileages to the 80 trout-stocked lakes you can reach by trail and some of the finest fishing found anywhere in the High Sierra

- Details on the terrain, lakes, animals, and vegetation you'll encounter

- Tips on when and where to get permits, and how to enjoy your hike with minimal environmental impact

- A list of the areas campgrounds, arranged by trailhead locations

- Updated locator and trailhead maps, plus 7 new full-page-spread maps

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