Desolation Natural History

Desolation Critters
Desolation Wilderness provides visitors with the opportunity to witness a diverse population of wildlife.

Desolation Geology
The granitic mountains of the Desolation are part of the massive Sierra batholith, the combined masses of granitic rock that have been uplifted by tectonic action to form the 400 mile long Sierra Nevada range.

Desolation History
The area now known as Desolation Wilderness has a long history of use by both Native Americans and European settlers.

Desolation Plant Life
As much of the ground surface in Desolation is bedrock granite, soils are limited. Plant life, however, has adapted and the flora is diverse. 

Desolation Topics