Gilmore Lake, Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado National Forest, CA

Gilmore Lake

Gilmore Lake is located within the Desolation Wilderness of the El Dorado National Forest in California. This crater looking lake is surrounded by sheer shale granite slopes and offers plenty of great camping spots. You will find plenty of shaded areas to setup camp and find yourself close to the waters edge if you chose. …

Half Moon Lake, Desolation Wilderness, El Dorado National Forest, CA

Half Moon Lake is a beautiful destination nestled against majestic peaks and a cascading waterfall.  Located within the Desolation Wilderness area of El Dorado National Forest in California, this lake is perfect for backpackers and day hikers alike. The hike is rated at a moderate experience level and eleven miles in and out from the Glen Alpine …