Desolation Wilderness: Bayview Trail and Cascade Falls

Hike: Bayview Trail and Cascade Falls
Where: Desolation Wilderness
Trailhead: Bayview Trailhead
Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Length: 4.9 miles
Gear: Icebreaker Oasis Crewe long-sleeve, Camelbak Aventura Pack, Arcteryx Women’s Alpha SL Hybrid Jacket, Triple Aught Design Artemis Hoodie, REI Sahara Convertible Pants, Black Diamond Ultra Distance Trekking Poles, and Ahnu Sugarpine Waterproof Boot
Cost of Parking: Free

Headed up to South Lake Tahoe this past weekend to spend some much needed time in the mountains. First stop was up the Bayview trail. Originally intended to head to Fontanillis and Dick’s Lake but got a late start. With snow up on the ridge of the Bayview trail and dark clouds rolling in over Eagle Lake combined with unpreparedness for that weather, we decided to head back down and over to Cascade Falls instead. Snapped a few photos looking out into Desolation Wilderness and down into Eagle Lake. The beauty of the Sierras never fails to blow me away. I’ll come back for you, Fontanillis, yes, I will.

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