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Header: Topographic Map
Dicks Lake Map Index  Lake Aloha
Dicks, and Fontanillis Lakes from Dicks Pass

General Lake Trail from Lake Genevieve to General Creek
Hiking Map

The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail in the North End of Desolation Wilderness

Four 7.5 minute USGS Backpacking Topo Map of the Desolation Wilderness and Sugar Pine State Park

Aloha Lake under Pyramid Peak from Dicks Pass
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
North Desolation Wilderness and Sugar Pine State Park
Mileage and Elevations       Click Colored Dots
South 7.5 min map
Meeks Bay Trailhead
30 min MAP
Lake Genevieve to Middle Velma Lake
  South 7.5 min map
Phipps Pass to Susie Lake
North Desolation and Sugar Pine State Park backpacking map.
South 7.5 min map
Meeks Bay TYT Trailhead
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.

MAP NOTE
Those squares breaking the USGS maps up into grids are the Universal Transverse Mercator / Military Grid Reference System, otherwise commonly known as UTM.

What's important for our general reference purpose is that each side of a square is 1000 meters, or a Kilometer.

From my point of view that is 1093 yards or .62 of a mile.

Diagonal: 1414.22 meters, if my trig is correct.

That converts into 4,639.8 feet or .88 of a mile.

Map Information Map Symbols

Online and Trail Maps Online Length Conversion

USGS Topo Hiking Maps

NW Map: Homewood, California, 7.5 Quadrangle, 1992

SW Map: Rockbound Valley California, 7.5 Quadrangle, 1992

NE Map: Meeks Bay, California-NV, 7.5 Quadrangle, 1992

SE Map: Emerald Bay, California-NV, 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.

Desolation Wilderness Area
Information and Permits

The Feds:
Desolation Wilderness

Physical location:

North of Meeks Bay Trailhead along Highway 89

Meeks Bay on Road Map

 

Trail Guide: 

Tahoe to Alpine
Index

Trail head
Meeks Bay Trailhead

 

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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