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INDEX Desolation Wilderness Topo Maps NORTH 7.5 Topo Map Meeks Bay SOUTH 7.5 Topo Map Phipps Pass to Susie Lake SOUTH 30 min Map Phipps Pass to Lake Aloha Full Desolation Wilderness Topo Map miles and elevations trail guide Lake Genevieve all maps all pages map info
USGS Topo Backpacking Map of the 4.49 miles between Lake Genevieve and Phipps Pass
Mileage and Elevations       Click Colored Dots

North 7.5 min map: Meeks Bay                   This 30 min MAP: Lake Genevieve to Middle Velma Lake                   South 7.5 min map: Phipps Pass to Susie Lake

North 7.5 min map: Meeks Bay                   This 30 min MAP: Lake Genevieve to Middle Velma Lake                   South 7.5 min map: Phipps Pass to Susie Lake

Desolation Wilderness Mapping Information, Miles, and Elevations

Meeks Bay to Phipps Pass

Hiking to Phipps Pass:    +2561 feet,      8.88 miles

Location                                 Elevation         Mileage

Meeks Bay                                 6239              0       

Lake Genevieve                         7400             4.39     

Crag Lake                                  7440             4.77

Hidden Lake Jnct                        7560             5.35

N. side, Stony Ridge Lake           7800             6.03

S. side, Stony Ridge Lake           7800              6.62

Rubicon Lake                               8360              7.75

Grouse Lake Jnct                         8400              7.89

Grouse Lake Jnct 2                      8800               8.73

Phipps Pass                             8800                 8.88

 
Meeks Bay to Echo Summit miles and elevations

 

Also see the Lake Genevieve to Middle Velma Lake, and Middle Velma Lake to Lake Aloha 30 minute Map Series

 

Hiking Note

Though this short section of trail is the beginning of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail out of Meeks Bay, it is also an excellent place to bring kids or beginning backpackers.

Lake Genevieve is only 4.39 miles from the Meeks Bay Trailhead.

The medium difficulty of the medium distance trail up to Lake Genevieve puts this within the range of many new and young backpackers who need to develop experience. A bit further on past Lake Genevieve are Crag, Hidden and Stoney Ridge Lakes for those with greater capabilities.

Or this can be a nice easy place to get away for a night or two. Make a camp and hike around for a day. Hike up to see the view at Phipps Pass via pretty little Rubicon Lake. Head back out the next day refreshed.

But be warned that mid Summer Weekends are very busy here, causing the LTBMU to restrict permits.

USGS Topo Hiking Map

Map Name: Rockbound Valley California, 7.5 Quadrangle, 1992

Compass Offset: Magnetic North is 15 1/2 degrees East of True North

scale: 1:24 000

Contours: 40 Feet

Backpacking permitting authority

The "LTBMU"

or the

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is the federal agency administering all the National Forest, Wilderness, and special areas within the area that drains into Lake Tahoe.

Trail Guide Information

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for Backpackers

The feds

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

 

National Forest

The LTBMU was constructed out of elements of the surrounding National Forests.

Wilderness Area:

Desolation Wilderness

Physical location:

Meeks Bay Trailhead and Highway 89

Meeks Bay on Road Map

Trail Guide: 

Tahoe to Alpine Index.

Trail head: Meeks Bay

 

North 7.5 min map: Meeks Bay                                     South 7.5 min map: Phipps Pass to Susie Lake

Elevations More Desolation Wilderness Information

Meeks Bay: 6239 feet

Lake Genevieve: 7400 feet

Phipps Pass: 8800 feet

Trail Guide, Section: Meeks Bay to The Carson Gap

Trail Guide first page: Meeks Bay Trail head

Google Map: All Lake Tahoe trailheads

 

USGS Map Credit

U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

The USGS

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