Ropi Lake, Autumnal Equinox 2006: Desolation Wilderness

Published: October 12th 2006
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Friday after work at 6pm, Brian called and asked if I wanted to go Backpacking. I asked what time we were leaving- to which he replied "meet me at my house tomorrow morning at 6am!" Thats how it was for all 6 of us who went, a last minute trip to Desolation Wilderness that turned out to be a really nice way to spend the Fall Equinox. Desolation Wilderness outlines the giant granite peaks and la... Read Full Entry

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Artificial Creek from Aloha LakeArtificial Creek from Aloha Lake
Artificial Creek from Aloha Lake

Notice, there's no erosion of the Granite as this creek is at most 60 years old. Many Lakes in Desolation are actually dammed and part of the American River water project. I dont think backpackers mind!!

13th October 2006

Desolation Wilderness rocks!
Great blog, amazing photos. Kudos to giving the well deserved highlight on this wilderness area! :) C'mon 7 1/2 miles is NOT that long, especially if you're treated with AMAZING views like you saw :)
13th October 2006

Yes it is....
It is too a long way! Especially for just a n overnight trip when my pack is heavy with beer, pasta and sausages. Hey, even Karen who was on the trip said it was too long- and she is training for a marathon that's 2 months away!
16th October 2006

Great Pics
Hi Stephen Paul, I agree, the more photos the better, and yours are amazing!!!
3rd November 2006

Hey Stephen, your pic's rock! Fantastic views, love your images!! Keep them coming! Am a little jealous, think I should move to the states for a bit:-) Cheers, Christina
4th January 2007

Awesum pics!!
Wonderful pictures... it almost felt like i was there.. i am going to this place as soon as i get a chance!! thanks for such attracting pics.. BTW what camera do u have ;-)
5th January 2007

many thanks!
For this trip, I used a small point and shoot- the Canon Powershot A95. Good pictures are all about timing, use of light and composition- not the camera. The hike to Ropi Lake can be made substantially shorter by taking the Echo Lake ferry, which only runs in the summer.
19th January 2011
Ancient dwarf Juniper tree

beautiful picture!

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