Category Archives: Eldorado National Forest

hikes on trails in the Eldorado National Forest

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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Job’s Peak, Job’s Sister, and Freel Peak

I’d been looking forward to this group hike all season: a loop starting near Armstrong Pass and summiting Job’s Peak, Job’s Sister, and Freel Peak – the 4th, 2nd, and tallest peaks in the Lake Tahoe area – and returning … Continue reading

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Meek’s Bay to Tahoe Rim Trail via Lake Genevieve and General Creek Trail

This out-and-back hike started at Meek’s Bay and went up to the Pacific Crest Trail / Tahoe Rim Trail.  I had previously hiked the first half of the route, as well as the section on the PCT/TRT, but I had … Continue reading

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Rubicon Trail (northern portion)

The fact that this hike happened was a kind of serendipity.  Unlike the previous winter, which featured abundant snowfall starting before Thanksgiving, the current snow season is – unfortunately – very dry.  About a week into January I received an … Continue reading

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