Trip Report: Day Hike - Desolation Lake

Day Hike - Desolation Lake
By Stephen Dennis
HIKE 09/02/2017 MOD

Started on time with a 2 mph pace to Desolation Lake. it was a cool and cloudy at first, but the clouds were expected to clear by 10am, and they did. I expected to walk around Desolation Lake, but the group wanted to climb to the nearby ridge. Lots of bikes. Brunch in the shade. On the way back, we detoured to Dog Lake on the new trail. Talkative group, and we had fun. No one died.

10 miles, 2996 ft of elevation gain (2354 ft max-min), 34.3% max slope, 5:45s.