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Little PYramid, Twin Lakes, Desolation wildern. @11 miles 3000 feet

  • Aug 4, 2012 · 8:15 AM

Meeting time at trailhead  8 15am

Distance est. 11 miles

Elevation Gain 3000 feet.

Difficulty  strenous.

Terrain, some trails, some off trail, bouldering, some hands on possible.


 you should have done similar hikes before,

Group size, limited to --12-- wilderness regulations, permit

planned by Chris J.

Meetup fee $ 1

(described as a easy class 2, note that doesn't mean the hike is easy, it means "Class 2: Simple scrambling, with the possibility of occasional use of the hands. Little potential danger is encountered  )


Hike  starts at Wrights lake, follow the trail to twin lakes for about 3.3 miles, from there it will be off trail, bouldering etc.... up to little pyramid peak at 9441 feet, we descend cross country, bouldering etc.... to tyler lake and on to tylers grave where we catch the trail back for about 3.7 miles to wrights lake

I may have a stop at one of the lakes on the way back for a swim,


Group Effort!! Unlinke most of my hikes I have to insist that nobody goes ahead, (at least most of the time), since I don't know the exact route, and we will folllow my gps at time, which has the route I obtained from Dave a group leader from the Norcal peak hikers.

Trail Conditions

Part of this hike will be off trail,

**possible boulder fields

** possible scree fields

** poss. slippery areas up / down



** hiking poles may help you, bring them if you usually use them

**  sunscreen.

**food, water, dress in layers

*** you should have hiked in the mountains and know what to bring

bug spray, we may get some mosquitos in the morning and evening.


**Geocaches,*** as some of you know, I do a little geocaching on some hikes, if they are really close to the route, there maybe a couple, you may have to take a break while I step of the trail.


Trailhead, Google link,,-120.226028&hl=en&ll=38.849743,-120.227938&spn=0.006384,0.003369&sll=38.849743,-120.226682&sspn=0.006384,0.005869&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=m&z=17

 (takes 15-20 min to get from Hwy to wrights lake.)

this will be about a 2hrs 45 min drive from Walnut Creek, as always you can choose to stay the night before and/or after and meet at the trailhead.


Waiver: review and sign my copy at the trailhead

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  • JP

    Eastern Sierra Mountain Ranges and lakes within were;
    so majestic, so wonderful, and so beautiful!

    A good group size for the type of hike and very good fellow hikers to share with... even the weather cooperated for us to complete the hike without getting wet. It showered a bit on our way back home.

    August 6, 2012

  • Chris J.

    here is the gps route, 10 miles, 2800 feet, you can zoom in and if you switch to satellite you can zoom in more (as of aug. 5, they still had the late winter pic up, hopefully they change it soon and you can see more details as you zoom in )

    August 5, 2012

  • Sylvia

    My first visit to desolation. Beautiful lakes & trails. Enjoyed the off trail hike to the peak also. Thanks Chris for a great leadership.

    August 4, 2012

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