One of my favorite trips of the year is always the annual Echo Lakes Boat Taxi trip at the end of the season. The Echo Lakes area is located just west of Lake Tahoe off Echo Summit and provides year round fun of all types. In winter the lakes are frozen and provide good access to the surrounding peaks and powder. In spring and summer when the lakes thaw they run a boat taxi for $10 each way allowing you to shave off 5 miles round trip of walking to get into Desolation Wilderness for spring riding and backpacking. If you’re in the area you should check it out for sure.
Here’s some pics by Chris Gallardo and Davide De Masi
Don’t fall into the holes opening up in the snow!
Pond skim action
A recycled pond skim from last year
Back for another run
The pencil line
Back at the boat dock and the beer stash
Yum…ice cold IPAs
Feeling the crunch of the economy we decided to save our $10 and walk back to the main dock, here’s a wild flower along the way
Another fun late season trip and there’s a few more in the tank still.
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