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Desolation Wilderness Trip Report: Echo Lakes Trailhead to Aloha Lake

Deso Trip Report - The hike along Lower Echo Lake. PC Katey Hamill

Three days, four friends, ten lakes, two peaks, thirteen miles, and too many packets of oatmeal to count. This backpacking expedition into the raw backcountry of Desolation Wilderness made for many unforgettable experiences.  Day One: Echo Lakes Trailhead to Lake Aloha  Mileage: 6 miles (without water taxi) Elevation Gain/Loss: 1,800ft  Photo Highlight:  Our 7 am …