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Inspiration for this site
provided by the late Jym Batey, who documented his adventures on his wonderful (but no longer active) site and took time to offer ideas and suggestions to me without fail.

        Greg's Hiking Adventures
  


Desolation Wilderness Area


North of Highway 50 and West of Highway 89 within Desolation Wilderness area
   


About my ratings

Spectacular - let's go now!
One of my favorites
Enjoyed it
Glad I went -- Once
Not worth the time

I really like mountain peaks, lakes, difficult hikes and cross-country trekking. Keep this in mind when looking at how I rate my hikes. I have never been on a hike that I haven't enjoyed, but the more difficult the more I seem to like the adventure.
31 Echo Peak Hike
Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required
Moderate Trail 09/29/2017    ....   Dog Friendly 9.0 miles 5 Stars
30 Echo Lake Snowshoe
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Moderate Trail 01/26/2017    ....   Dog Friendly 3.25 miles 4 Stars
29 Red Peak Trail to Lake #3
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Moderate Trail 10/21/2016    ....   Dog Friendly 13.0 miles 4 Stars
28 Dick's Peak from Bayview
Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required 
Hard Trail 09/02/2016    ....   Dog Friendly 15.0 miles 4 Stars
27 Echo Lake to Lake Aloha
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Moderate Trail 05/09/2015     ....   Dog Friendly 13.0 miles 5 Stars
26 Enchanted Pools and Falls
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Moderate Trail 04/24/2015     ....   Dog Friendly 6.9 miles 4 Stars
25 Susie Lake from Glen Alpine
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Moderate Trail 04/13/2015     ....   Dog Friendly 9.2 miles 4 Stars
24 Horsetail Falls to Mt. Ralston Peak
Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required 
Strenuous Trail 03/20/2015     ....   Dog Friendly 8.5 miles 4 Stars
23 Meeks Bay to Phipps Peak
Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required 
Hard Trail 10/28/2014     ....   Dog Friendly 20.1 miles 4 Stars
22 Cascade Falls hike into Desolation Wilderness
Scenic View Mountain Lake  
Easy Trail 06/09/2014     ....   Dog Friendly 3.6 miles 3 Stars
21 Barrett Jeep into Desolation Wilderness
Scenic View Mountain Lake  Historical
Hard Trail 06/09/2014     ....   Dog Friendly 18.0 miles 4 Stars
20 Upper Velma & Fontanillis Lakes
Waterfall  Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Strenuous Trail 06/09/2014     ....   Not Dog Friendly 10.75 miles 4 Stars
19 Eagle Lake
Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Easy Trail 06/09/2014     ....   Dog Friendly 2.0 miles 5 Stars
18 Echo and Flagpole Peaks (redux)
Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required
Moderate Trail 01/04/2014     ....   Not Dog Friendly 8.0 miles 4 Stars
17 Echo and Flagpole Peaks
Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required
Moderate Trail 04/27/2013     ....   Not Dog Friendly 9.2 miles 4 Stars
16 Heather, Susie & Lake Aloha from Glen Alpine
Hike on Established Trails Mountain Lake Scenic View
Hard Trail 11/09/2013     ....   Dog Friendly 13.0 miles 4 Stars
15 Bayview to South Maggie's Peak
Hike on Established Trails Peak Hike Mountain Lake
Moderate Trail 11/02/2013     ....   Dog Friendly 5.0 miles 3 Stars
14 Tamarack Trail to Echo Peak
Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake Climbing Required
Strenuous Trail 08/04/2013     ....   Not Dog Friendly 7.0 miles 4 Stars
13 Enchanted Falls and Island Lake
Scenic View Waterfall
Moderate Trail 06/30/2013     ....   Not Dog Friendly 9.8 miles 4 Stars
12 Mt. Tallac from Tallac trailhead
Hike on Established Trails Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake
Hard Trail 05/26/2013     ....   Not Dog Friendly 8.0 miles 5 Stars
11 Mt. Ralston (2nd trip)
Hike on Established Trails Peak Hike Scenic View
Strenuous Trail 05/11/2013     ....   Possibly Dog Friendly 8.0 miles 4 Stars
10 Pyramid Peak
Peak Hike Scenic View Climbing Required
Strenuous Trail 10/06/2012     ....   Not Dog Friendly 7.5 miles 5 Stars
9 Gertrude & Tyler Lakes
Climbing Required Mountain Lake
Moderate Trail 09/15/2012     ....   Dog Friendly 11.0 miles 4 Stars
8 Mt. Price and Mt. Agassiz
Peak Hike Scenic View Climbing Required Mountain Lake
Strenuous Trail 09/02/2012            ....   Not Dog Friendly 14.5 miles 5 Stars
7 Mt. Ralson
Hike on Established Trails Peak Hike Scenic View
Strenuous Trail 10/26/2012     ....   Possibly Dog Friendly 7.5 miles 4 Stars
6 Mt. Tallac from Glen Alpine
Hike on Established Trails Peak Hike Scenic View Mountain Lake
Hard Trail 10/19/2012     ....   Not Dog Friendly 12.5 miles 5 Stars
5 Lake Fontanillis and Velma Lakes loop
Hike on Established Trails Scenic View Mountain Lake Waterfall
Hard Trail 10/30/2011     ....   Dog Friendly 13.5 miles 5 Stars
4 Echo Lake to Lake Aloha, Triangle & Lake of the Woods
Hike on Established Trails Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Moderate Trail 10/16/2011     ....   Dog Friendly 14.0 miles 4 Stars
3 Grouse, Hemlock & Smith Lakes
Hike on Established Trails Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Hard Trail 08/27/2011     ....   Dog Friendly 6.3 miles 4 Stars
2 Twin Lakes
Hike on Established Trails Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Moderate Trail 08/06/2011     ....   Dog Friendly 5.5 miles 4 Stars
1 Tamarack Lake from Echo Lake
Hike on Established Trails Scenic View Mountain Lake 
Moderate Trail 07/05/2011     ....   Dog Friendly 7.8 miles 3 Stars

 
Created by GPL 11/18/13