Island Lakes in the Desolation Wilderness has become a favorite spot for us. Not only is the hike beautifully scenic, the elevation and no fire policies make for a filter that keeps morons out of the space and the new permit system is a blessing. Nothing ruins nature like humans that don’t respect it…
a fantastic hike to island lake
We have only done the Island Lake trip once and can tell you, it is one of the most scenic hikes we have been on in Desolation. It was really fun and had quite a bit of verity.
we decided to walk around the whole lake
Why not? The hike up was not that difficult for us so we decided to explore around the lake. Totally worth it except for the major sunburn we both got from the snow glare. Lesson learned.
Heather getting cool at Ice House
spending some time at Ice Hose lake before we go back country
ice house is actually really warm
not at all cold. Summer was hot and the winter was wet so the water levels were high.