TRT Day 9: Into Desolation

Mileage: 15.3 miles (49%)
Start/End: Blackwood Creek/Middle Velma Lake
Highlights: A warm and leisurely midday nap at Richardson Lake


A tarantula of a day! Found this guy on the trail after crossing into the Desolation Wilderness around dusk

Big miles but at a cost. Funny, my left foot does just fine, but my right is sore and starting to blister. I split the day in half with a nap at Richardson Lake, taking my insoles out of my Salomons to give my swelling feet more room.


Occasionally I begin to think that this trail's only purpose is to take you on a tour of Tahoe's bizarre trees