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Desolation Wilderness Permit out of Wright's lake?
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Eli .
(Feileung) - F
Desolation Wilderness Permit out of Wright's lake? on 09/30/2011 20:09:31 MDT Print View

Anyone know where to pick up a Wilderness Permit for hiking into the Desolation Wilderness from Wright's lake? I'm planning to camp at Smith Lake.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Desolation Wilderness Permit out of Wright's lake? on 09/30/2011 20:56:32 MDT Print View

Yup, coming from the west up Highway 50 you get permits at the Pacific Ranger District office east of Pollock Pines.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/eldorado/recreation/wild/deso/permit/

Cheers,

Rick

p.s. Camping's limited at Smith, but it's a beautiful cirque.

Eli .
(Feileung) - F
Danke. on 09/30/2011 23:09:32 MDT Print View

Thanks!

I've been to Smith once on a scouting mission for quick overnighters. Very nice spot. I'm a bit worried about getting a spot but I'm saying my prayers and ready to fall back to Grouse Lake if necessary

Thanks again. I'll let you know how it went.

Eli .
(Feileung) - F
Sasquatch. on 09/30/2011 23:11:41 MDT Print View

Oh, also knocking on wood that I don't run into Bigfoot up there.

http://sierrasquatch.net/bigfootindw.aspx

Lisa Frugoli
(alfresco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Desolation Permits on-line now on 10/01/2011 07:32:10 MDT Print View

You can get them on-line & print them at home. I did that in July.

OVERNIGHT USERS - The new on-line service at www.recreation.gov will allow wilderness visitors to make their reservations for 50% of the quota any time of the day seven days per week.