This is a three part adventure that includes time in South Lake Tahoe downtown, Fallen Leaf Camp and a backpacking into Desolation Wilderness. Three days and three unique experiences in the greater Tahoe area...
South Lake Tahoe Vlog - Part I
Desolation Backpacking Vlog - part II
A private beach on the shore of south lake tahoe
One benefit to staying at the Hotel Beckett, is the complementary private beach access.
The stream behind camp 52
We love staying at camp 52, so long as other campers are respectful of space. Usually, they walk right into our camp to try and access the stream and that can be frustrating. There are dozens of entry points that are not right through someone else campground. Geez.
The ascent into desolation from bay view
From Bay View trail head, we hike the ridge to Cascade Falls and onto Desolation. Permit required and no fire allowed.
Fallen Leaf and Lake Tahoe
You get a good sense for the scope of the Tahoe basin from the edge of Cascade Falls.
The ravine to snow lake and desolation
Sunscreen always looks so oily and reflective but its better than burns. I was not able to shave and can’t help but notice facial hair is coming in silver now…
The falls above snow lake
This is one of several water systems that feed into Snow Lake. We never hiked up to one before. Found bear poo so there is that.
Not our usual camp spot
Our regular spot was already occupied when we got to the lake. We love the fact that only 5 permits are granted at a time yet we have never had more than one other camp out here the same time as us. It was so windy we decided to post up near the rock…it did nothing to help the wind.
The seclusion of snow lake
With towering cliffs and steep rock faces on all but the entry side, this lake is one of the most exclusive. On the flip side, most wildlife (bears) get in and out the same way we do.
Heather's Photography I
Normally, all images on this site are taken by me but Heather got two shots of local flora that were lovely and I decided to add them.
Heather's Photography II
Another amazing shot from Heather. When you take 25,067 pictures of the same plant, one is bound to be great! lol
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