Gnarled Pine on Keith's Dome
Desolation Wilderness, CA
Copyright 2001-2019 by Michael L. Anderson

date found:
June 2001
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If it's your first time in the Desolation Wilderness, do what I did: take the water taxi along Echo Lake from the resort on the east end to the heart of the wilderness on the west end. Nearby are many charming lakes: Cagwin, Ralston, Tamrack, and Lake of the Woods and Lake Aloha only a couple hours further. Keith's Dome, which commands a view of all these lakes and more, was all my hiking partner and myself could manage in the short time we had available, and I found this particularly striking tree along the way.