Total mileage: 1529
Today’s mileage: 19
We met a nice crew of older female hikers at Carson Pass, and some terrific trail magic at the Forest Service facility nearby, with Coke and cheesecake.
The mosquitoes were definitely incessant.
Total mileage: 10
Today’s mileage: 1510
Yesterday, Darko, Taters and I drove down to South Lake Tahoe. They missed the stretch from Sonora Pass to Echo Lake, due to a nearby forest fire last season, and I missed it due to other reasons. It was uncanny that we were both headed to the same stretch of trail in the same week, so we put the band back together again. We decided to hike this section southward, as we thought it’d work best with stashing the car. Below is the main outfitter in South Lake Tahoe. They have a small alcove inside for thru-hikers. I kid you not, there was an odor emanating from the room. 🙂
The mosquitoes were out en force. We only got in 10 miles for the day, but it was fairly strenuous for me. It was strange again to be above 8,000 feet.
We also carried 3 beers each, to hand out to hikers going the other way.