Meeks Bay to Echo Summit Miles and Elevations: TYT and PCT

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 13 February 2010

 Meeks Bay to Echo Summit miles and elevations30.71 miles, and a net gain of 1138 feet, Southbound.

This section covers the mileages and elevations of the Tahoe to Yosemite, Tahoe Rim, and Pacific Crest Trails between Meeks Bay and Echo Summit.


The elevation figure given above does not take into account the 2561 and 1430 foot climbs, and the subsequent descents, you make up Phipps Pass and through Dicks Passes, respectively, as you head South to Echo Summit from the Meeks Bay trailhead.

Check out the trail guide's Meeks Bay to Echo Summit mileages and elevations page for detailed point to point elevation change and mileage figures.

If you have any questions or comments, shoot! I'd be happy to discuss the Desolation Wilderness with you, or any of the High Sierra Trails between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.

Check out the discussion about the differences in mileage starting from the different trailheads.

If you want to post pictures and accounts of short or long distance backpacking trips through Desolation,  check out the Meeks Bay to Echo Summit Forums. Here you will find the backpacker (or not!)  comment-contributions section for every section of the trail between Meeks Bay and Echo Summit, as well as links to the specific Meeks Bay to Echo Summit Trail Guide pages.

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