Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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The Lakes of Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Lakes of Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe

I wanted to show you all a map of the general area we hiked, though each hike has a more detailed map, just to give you an idea of the size and scope of the area. If the pictures looked expansive, the map should really drive that point home. I’ve annotated the map with a […]

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Cathedral Lake to Mount Tallac Peak Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last week, you saw part one of our hike up to Mount Tallac, from the trailhead to Cathedral Lake. Today, we’ll finish the ascension to the peak of Mount Tallac in the second half of the 5 mile one-way trail to nearly 9,700 feet above sea level. There are no major lakes or landmarks for […]

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Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

Every time we go out to cabin at Lake Tahoe, technically Fallen Leaf Lake, we have to go up Mount Tallac (to see our buddy the Marmot!). Mount Tallac, in all of its splendor, offers up one of the most breathtaking views you can experience in a day hike. It’s a challenging hike but certainly […]

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Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

The hike to Grass Lake, which starts at Lily Lake, is a mere two miles along the Glen Alpine Trail. Along the way you’ll be treated to plenty of falls and streams and as a whole it’s a moderately difficult hike. It’s not difficult but I recommend a map, one of the best for the […]

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Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

We call it a “trail” but in reality there is a road to Lily Lake. Lily Lake also happens to be the trailhead to Glen Alpine Falls and Grass Lake (and many many others), which we hiked the next day, so it’s entirely accessible by car. For those trying to acclimate themselves to the altitude […]

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Hiking the Trails of South Lake Tahoe & Fallen Leaf Lake

August 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, my wife and her family took a week-long vacation in South Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake. Her family owns a cabin that sits above the Stanford Sierra Camp (at the big entrance sign, make a left up the small access road/hill, and it’s one of the cabins up there) and affords […]

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Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Upcoming Lake Tahoe / Fallen Leaf Lake Vacation

Martha’s family shares a family cabin near Fallen Leaf Lake and the Stanford Alumni camp (they’re but a stone’s throw away) and we’ll be spending a week out there in mid-July. The last time we were there was during the summer of 2006 and we had a fantastic time hiking including up Mount Tallac, which […]

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Our Lake Tahoe Trip

January 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A few years ago, Martha and I went to Lake Tahoe with her parents, uncle, grandmother and great aunt. We wrote about the trip but never published it, here is a post about that trip: Our Lake Tahoe trip started with a ridiculously early departure from Baltimore Washington International Airport at around 7am, which meant […]

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