My partner had never been camping in his 26 years alive, so we decided it was time to change that! And we didn't want to do something normal and easy like car camping we wanted to go all out and do some sort of backpacking trip! Ok, not a big one just one night, and what better place to go then desolation wilderness?
|Circled area is Desolation Wilderness (approximately)|
First day, we started with a few friends who were just day hiking with us and started the long uphill trek out of emerald bay. Pretty quickly we were told we were heading in the right direction (see pic)!
It is such a steep hike at the start but the views of Tahoe are amazing!
|Granite lake is closest to us, with Emerald Bay and Tahoe in the background|
|Another shot without the funny looking people|
From there we decided to look for a campsite so we headed around Upper Velma to see what we could find. We got to the end of the trail and heard rushing water, so we decided to go see what it was. There were all kinds of streams and falls flowing into Upper Velma. Finally, Rob was impressed by our surroundings and decided it was pretty cool out here so, logically, he decided to sit in the flowing streams.
We decided it would be cool if we could find a nearby campsite so we could sleep to the sound of the falls. We found one about 5 minutes later and ditched our bags, hung our food, and went out to explore!
|View from our campsite|
|One of my fav pics!|
On our way back we crossed some snow, and the dp (short for domestic partner, I will use this abrev from now on) was so excited!
From there we headed back to basecamp and enjoyed some dinner, we got some good recommendations for dehydrated food from Alpenglow Sports and were very satisfied!
On the way out we had to climb over a small ridge before descending back to Tahoe, we decided this was the highest point we reached in our whole adventure (about 8500ft).
|This was the large patch that had us worried for 90 seconds|
And to finish up this post a few pics with me being fancy and using the self timer on my camera (yeah, I'm super high tech!)