Lake Aloha, Desolation Wilderness, CA












Suggested Backpacking Links

Lake Aloha


Backpacking Links*


Hiking Groups

  • Yahoo's John Muir Trail Group - a very active resource for John Muir Trail hikers. Excellent advice on a wide range of Sierra backpacking topics.
  • Meetup Groups - Join a Meetup group in your area that specializes in Sierra backpacking. Connect with fellow hikers.

Regional Guides to the Sierra Nevada

  • Sonora Pass Vacations - Camping, hiking, lodging, and all kinds of recreational opportunities along Highway 108 over Sonora Pass, including the Emigrant, Hoover and Carson-Iceberg wildernesses.
  • Ebbetts Pass Adventures - Day hikes, backpacking, camping and lodging information along the Ebbetts Pass corridor.
  • Up and Over Carson Pass - Complete camping, lodging, and recreation information for visitors to Carson Pass. including Blue Lakes.
  • Discover Echo Summit - Desolation wilderness permit informatioin, camping, lodging, and recreation guide for Echo Summit, Crystal Basin, and other areas along Highway 50.
  • Around Donner Summit - Backpacking routes, hiking trails, camping, and other recreational opportunities in the Northern Sierra.

Fishing the High Sierra

  • Dave's Sierra Fishing - a guide to out-of-the way fishing destinations in the Sierra Nevada. Lakes and streams often overlooked by most anglers, always in beautiful settings.
  • Fly Fishing the Sierra - StevenOjai's Fly Fishing the Sierra has great information about where to fish, which flies to use, and much more. Maps included.
  • Wanders with Trout - chronicles the author's adventures and misadventures traipsing up and down the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California in search of wild alpine trout.

Training and Guide Services



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