Lake Tahoe Basin forest plan: Mountain biking, snowmobiling fans voice concerns
By Adam JensenLAKE TAHOE — A steady stream of hikers made their way up the Eagle Falls trail and into Desolation Wilderness Friday afternoon, eager to see the area's pristine alpine lakes and seemingly endless granite expanses.
Jul 15, 2012
The more than 63,000-acre area on the southwest side of Lake Tahoe boasts some of the best scenery the Sierra Nevada has to offer.
Under its wilderness designation, Desolation also includes some of the most restrictive rules regarding what is and isn't allowed — permits are needed, campfires are banned and some forms of recreation are prohibited.
Whether additional wilderness areas should be added to the Lake Tahoe Basin has been a source of debate surrounding the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit's Forest Plan update, which is making its way through the environmental review process.
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