A Desolation favorite for those seeking solitude

As the crowds stream along the shores of Echo Lake toward social media famous Lake Aloha or Woods Lake the locals who like to enjoy the solitude of Desolation wilderness often peel off up hill shortly after the Desolation Wilderness sign to Lost and Triangle lakes for a well earned night of solitude.

Sitting at an elevation around 8’100 feet Lost lake is one of the crown jewels of the Wilderness for its simple and quiet location below Keith’s Dome. With Steep terrain on three sides of the lake backpackers are forced tot eh North side of the lake which provides panoramic views of Fallen Leaf and Lake Tahoe to the east and the Glean Alpine Valley below to its north.

The Lake bottom is a bit squishy from all the sediment but the water is clear and cool for an afternoon swim.

Lost Lake Banner Desolation Wilderness
Lost Lake Desolation Wilderness



Publisher of Sierra Rec Magazine. An avid hiker and explorer of mountain lifestyle and adventure. I love to discover new trails, hike along rivers and hang a hammock along the shores of a mountain lake. I often great people on the trail and have found some of my favorite places from the advice of people I meet in the Wilderness. I love the sierra and just like sharing what I know.

Related Posts

Next Post

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Current Magazine Edition

Sierra Events

Sierra Travel

Support Local Journalism

Help support Local Journalism by visiting our Sierra Rec magazine sponsors and consider a small donation on our Patreon page if you enjoy the content.

Sierra Rec Magazine is the Sierra Nevada’s only regional publication dedicated to outdoor lifestyle news and features for the entire Sierra Nevada Range.

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

Add New Playlist

Spring Cover Sunrise sierra rec magazine

Join the Sierra Community

Not ready to become a Subscriber? Join our Free Rec Community. Receive updates and Sierra Recreation News highlights monthly.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Update Required Flash plugin
%d bloggers like this: