Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin

Desolation Wilderness and the South Lake Tahoe Basin

Book - 2003 | Fourth edition
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This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area. It offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89).

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This hiking guide describes 32 trips in the Desolation Wilderness, a 100 square mile roadless area in the south Lake Tahoe basin in northern California. Introductory chapters describe the natural history of the region and address such topics as securing wilderness permits and creating a minimal impact on the land. The fourth edition features updated locator and trailhead maps, plus 7 new full-page spread maps. A life-long hiking enthusiast, Schaffer is the principal author of 12 guidebooks. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Wilderness Press, 2003
Edition: Fourth edition
ISBN: 9780899973289
Branch Call Number: 979.438 S296d 2003
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm


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