16 Lakes Traverse Runcation in Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness

Tahoe City, CA, USA

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Jul 3 - 4, 2021
Group size: 4 - 9
16 Lakes Traverse Runcation in Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness
Tahoe City, CA, USA

Runcation Travel
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12 reviews

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Jul 3 - 4, 2021
Group size: 4 - 9

About this trip

On this 4th of July weekend we'll escape the crowds by trail running deep into Desolation Wilderness. We'll start from the scenic and popular Eagle Falls trailhead by Lake Tahoe's famous Emerald Bay and soon leave crowds behind as we travel on a primitive trail marked only by cairns. We'll visit a remote stretch of this rocky granite landscape passing by 16 lakes on the way of this point to point adventure. On this fastpacking weekend combining ultralight backpacking and trail running, we'll carry a lightweight small pack with our belongings and run/hike into this Lake Tahoe wilderness, spending the night at a remote lake to watch the sunset and sunrise underneath the Crystal Range. 


We'll cover approximately 30 miles and 7,000 feet of elevation gain over two days on the scenic and technical trails of Desolation Wilderness. All participants will receive a suggested packing list and fastpacking tips. Join us for this adventure weekend trail running in Lake Tahoe's scenic and rugged Desolation Wilderness! Limited spots available so reserve your spot soon. 


What's included:

Transport from start/finish

Dinner and Breakfast

2 day/1 night guided trail run in Desolation Wilderness

Fastpacking tips

Desolation Wilderness permits and fees


Not included:

Lunch/trail snacks

Fastpacking gear

What’s included

  • Guided Trail Run
  • Meals
  • Transport

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Runcation Travel
12 reviews
Runcation Travel creates international running adventures for runners. Instead of having to squeeze in a run on vacation, your run becomes the vehicle to explore and learn different cultures, countries, and landscapes. Our current runcations and trail running trips include hut-to-hut running adventures, retreats, training camps, and guided trail tours of the best trail running in the Italian Dolomites, Chamonix Mont Blanc, and Argentinian Patagonia, and more in group and custom itineraries. Our Runcations are for every level of runner.

Reviews

My Runcation experience exceeded every expectation I had! The accommodations, the food, the trails, and the people were all absolutely amazing!! We started as strangers and we left as life long friends! The route was challenging, remote, and beautiful! I wouldn't change one thing about my adventure and I can't wait to go on another!!!
By Barbalee A for Run to Machu Picchu Peru Runcation Spring 2022 on 11 May, 2022
What an absolutely fantastic runcation! I've always wanted to run the trails of Patagonia and be dazzled by the scenery and this trip didn't disappoint. We stayed in great hotels every night, including a mountain refugio right next to a glacier (ridiculous!). It was a great combination of "getting after it" on the trails, and then enjoying tasty food and awesome Malbec at night. Liz, the trip organizer, had everything so dialed in that it all went off without a hitch. As a Type-A planner, it was liberating to turn off my brain, not worry about details, and just have a good time. Our local guide, Matias, was also top-notch. He was not only a total mountain badass (just climbed Mount Fitz Roy the week before), but was endlessly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna as well. When he saw me staring at this huge red-headed woodpecker he regaled me with so many wonderful facts about the Magellanic Woodpecker, third largest in the world. He also said this guy would not be alone, that his lady friend was sure to be around. Matias scanned the trees and sure enough, there she was! Google them, they're incredible!! Besides running through the crazy Lenga forests and seeing so many cool animals, I really loved the camaraderie of all the runners in the group. Whether running on the trails or guzzling coffee at breakfast, the group dynamic was super fun and really made the trip into something special. Thanks Liz, you really nailed it!
By Stuart B for Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén March 2022 on 17 Mar, 2022
Incredible experience! The perfect amount of work and play. Spent all day on the trails running and hiking with knowledgeable run guides, and then got to enjoy the evenings wining and dining. Very well organized with out having every second mapped out. I will definitely be back for more!!
By Brittany B for Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 11 Mar, 2020
The New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chalten was an incredible trip. Liz, the guide, was conscientious, organized, and knew exactly what we were doing and where we were going at all times. I had an amazing trip, got to get some incredible runs and views, and met some fantastic people in the process. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking to run off the beaten path, meet new people, and experience Patagonia like no one else typically does. Liz, thank you for your ongoing excellence, and I look forward to another trip in the future!
By Kay N for New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 13 Jan, 2020
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An absolutely great experience with similar-minded people! Truly exceeded my expectations! Amazing scenery, great balance between running and other activities, and great food! Highly recommended!!
By Blakis Adventures for New Year's Patagonia Runcation: Trail Running El Chaltén on 11 Jan, 2020
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The tldr: Do it! This was an amazingly well planned trip (thoughtful planning, clearly),, the runs and views were unforgettable, and I'm already looking at the next one I can go on. The longer version: Runcation in Patagonia was amazing. Every thing was well-planned, the views were unforgettable, the crew was the best you could ask for, we stayed at nice spots with great staff...I could go on and on. Also, as someone who is super type-A, I really appreciate all of the early communication of expectations, what to pack, itineraries, and super quick responses from Liz.
By Marne P on 05 Jan, 2020