|A Waterfall on the Way to Grass Lake|
|Crossing a Stream on Grass Lake Trail|
|Chris at Grass Lake|
The author took a shower in pitch blackness and hopped into bed since there was nothing else that could be done without electricity. Five minutes later the lights came on.
|Hiking Mt. Tallac with Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe in the Background|
|On the Pier at Lower Echo Lake|
|Upper then Lower Echo Lakes from Trail|
On Wednesday hikers were in for a treat as we took a small power boat ferry from the far downstream side of Lower Echo Lake, up through Lower Echo Lake and to the far upstream side of Upper Echo Lake. From there the three groups of twelve hikers did their own things with the most strenuous group tackling Ralston Peak. Views of Desolation Wilderness were tremendous and the hikers were pleased to have a slightly easier hike than Mount Tallac.
|Descending Ralston Peak with Aloha Lake in Background|
|Juvenile Black Bear on Emerald Bay Trail|
6 miles; 800 feet elevation gain; 3.5 hours
10 miles; 3400 feet elevation gain; 6 hours
11 miles; 2500 feet elevation gain; 5.75 hours
5.5 miles; 700 feet elevation gain; 2.75 hours