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Trip Date:  09/25/2010

: 6.4 Miles

Vertical Gain: 700'

Group Size: 3

Hike Rating:  Easy   Moderate    Hard    Strenuous
Pinedrop Trail Route
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Pinedrop Trail Elevation Profile
Start Coordinates:   N 38 48.619, W 120 14.369     End Coordinates:   Same as Start Coordinates  
Car Shuttle Req'd:   No Parking Directions:   Take Highway 50 to Wrights Road.  Follow the road to the north for a couple of miles until you reach the Lyons Creek Trailhead parking area at the provided coordinates.
Hazards of Note:   None. Crowd Factor:   Moderate.  This is one of the popular entrances to Desolation Wilderness.
General Notes:
From the parking area, head east up the Lyon's Creek Trail.  This will continue through forest and meadow areas for about 4 miles, until you reach the boundary of Desolation Wilderness.  The entire hike before this point is very easy and has an abundance of wildflowers in the early spring and summer.

Phantom Spires as seen on the way to the trailhead. Phantom Spires on way to Trailhead
Tristan heading along the trail. Tristan on the trail
Dustin headed on the Lyon's Creek trail. Dustin on the trail
Pretty typical scenery along the trail. Typical scene on the trail
View of the Crystal Range mountains from a highpoint along the trek. Mountain view of Crystal Range
GPS tracks of our hike. GPS track of hike