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1 night, Backpacking

Desolation Wilderness – Lake Aloha

October 19, 2014


OK, I’ll admit it…I have problems.  And if you’re anything like me, you have problems, too.

  1. We suck at planning.  More specifically, we suck at planning in advance.  I finalized this trip the day before I left, and it all seems to boil down to one reason…
  2. We try to pick the perfect trail.  No lie, I’ll spend hours and hours pouring over the options trying to find that one special hike — as if the destination would cease to exist next week!  Sure, some trails are easy to plan (Half Dome, Lost Coast, etc.).  But an entirely new wilderness to choose from?  Game over.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.

Despite the limited time frame, it didn’t take long to organize everything necessary for this trip.  But what about the trail?  There aren’t very many clear-cut loops when looking at a map, so here’s a list of what Google has come up with:

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