Category Archives: Eldorado National Forest

hikes on trails in the Eldorado National Forest

Pacific Crest Trail from Lost Lakes to The Nipple (Section J)

In multiple ways this was a short-and-sweet hike.  The total out-and-back distance was less than 4 miles and, even though almost half of the hike was kind of a throw-away (more about that later), the views were quite spectacular. The … Continue reading

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Mokelumne Wilderness Loop (Pacific Crest Trail from Winnemucca Lake Trail to Lost Lakes)

This was a truly beautiful hike, and in a way it did double duty.  First, it was a 15-mile group hike, a loop mostly in the Mokelumne Wilderness area of El Dorado National Forest near Carson Pass.  Second, about 1/3 … Continue reading

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Two-day backpack between Silver Lake and Long Lake

My first, and perhaps only, backpack trip for 2018 was a two-day out-and-back trek from Silver Lake to Long Lake near Carson Pass.  I’m a relatively inexperienced backpacker – this was only my third lifetime backpack trip – and I … Continue reading

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Pacific Crest Trail from Carson Pass to the Winnemucca Lake Trail junction

The main purpose of this relatively short hike was – besides enjoying spectacular scenery near Carson Pass – to fill in part of a gap in my hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Before I did this hike the … Continue reading

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PCT: Carson Pass to Showers Lake

This was the third time I have hiked in the area between Carson Pass and Showers Lake.  It’s a beautiful area, though, and I was eager to return – each visit is unique and special.  My first hike in the … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail: Echo Summit to Bryan Meadow

This hike was on a section of trail just south of Echo Summit, where the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are coincident. It was an out-and-back day hike and is one of the hikes selected for the … Continue reading

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Echo Lakes to Lake of the Woods and Tamarack Lake – Tahoe Rim Trail

On this hike I planned to explore several lakes that are not far off the Tahoe Rim Trail in the southeastern corner of the Desolation Wilderness.  My starting point was the Echo Lakes trailhead.  My primary destination was Lake of … Continue reading

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