Desolation Wilderness ended on the North side of Upper Echo Lake, but the Lake Tahoe Basin Administrative Unit continues to the Carson Gap.
The Meiss Roadless Area, AKA Meiss Country, begins South of Echo Summit.
These are the last steps we will take along this 30.71 mile hike we've done from the Meeks Bay Trailhead to the Echo Summit Trailhead.
Our next section of trail is the brief hike across 10 mile hike from Echo Summit to the Carson Gap across the Meiss Country Roadless Area.
From the Carson Gap to a mile past Carson Pass Tahoe to Yosemite hikers will encounter three junctions branching off to the Southwest and the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail's 25 rough miles to Lake Alpine.
Southbound hikers will reamain on this main trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, for the 27.88 mile hike down to Ebbetts Pass.
Echo Lake to Echo Summit
Top of rise between Echo Lake and Echo Summit
Highway 50 crossing
Echo Summit trailhead
Lower Echo Lake to Echo Summit
15 minute backpacking MAP
29.71 miles South from the Meeks Bay Trailhead.
1 mile South of the Echo Lake Trailhead.
1 mile South to Echo Summit Trailhead.
13 miles South to Carson Pass.
Meeks Bay to Echo Summit
Backpacking Miles and Elevations