A weekend backpacking trip to Desolation Wilderness / A tale of supreme hydration
At the end of the summer, some friends of mine planned a quick, 1-night backpacking trip to Desolation Wilderness in the South Lake Tahoe area, and I got to tag along! This was my first trip with my new Deuter 75 liter backpack that I had just picked up at an awesome REI sale! I also grabbed a camelback water bladder which fit perfectly into my pack and was super nice to have during the trip. After grabbing some Philz coffee, we started the drive early on a Saturday morning…
We started out at the Eagle Falls trailhead, overlooking Emerald Bay. We took in the beautiful view, stocked up on water, and began the tough trek up the mountain. Quickly, we arrived at Eagle Lake:
It was a rough ~6 miles more up the mountain, interspersed with breaks to rest our backs. (I was carrying 5 liters of...
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