11.5 miles South out of the Meeks Bay Trailhead the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trail routes intersect to hike together South across Desolation Wilderness. This trail junction is .82 miles North of Middle Velma Lake.
The TYT and PCT continue South together across Meiss Country Roadless Area to the Carson Gap. This route is also shared by the Tahoe Rim Trail, until it heads Northeast towards Big Meadow from the trail juction at Meiss Cabin.
Note the red dots scattered along the black-dotted trail route on each map. These dots are links to the specific trail guide page for that location. Check 'em out.
Each trail Guide page provides specific information about that particular location, including mileage and elevation information, nearby features, lots of pictures, some videos, and a written description. The goal is to give you a basic familarity that you can build on as you hike.
You are invited to add your perspective and experiences through the comments links on every page. Many perspectives build better understanding. These comments links lead to the forum for that specific location. On these forums you can leave comments or post up about your own local trips and adventures along this section of the long trails down to Mount Whitney.
I'm laying down the backbone trails along the Sierra Crest. The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail in the North Sierra, the John Muir Trail in the South Sierra, and the Pacific Crest Trail between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.
Your addition of side trips, loops, scrambles, and just basic advice and shared experience makes for a great trail guide.