PCT Day 61/62: Lake Tahoe

Wednesday, 5 September and Thursday, 6 September 2018

Lake Tahoe, CA: 0 miles hiked

Wednesday was spent as a true zero day should…..eating food, watching TV and only moving the barest minimum of distance.

I made some more fresh food, but other than that, nothing really happened.

Thursday we actually took care of some errands. We went to the store to figure out resupply for the next section.

While there, we received news that the point where we wanted to get back on trail was not accessible as of that morning. They closed the road because of an out of control fire.

Well that put a wrench in our day…..

So we bought a beer and like true hikertrash we sat behind a store, drinking and being on our phones, furiously trying to figure out our next moves.

Thankfully Mark came through for us once again. He said he’d pick us up in the morning and drive us all the way to Tuolumne Meadows, the next possible entry point for the PCT.

Having sorted that out we went to a thrift store and I found a town outfit for 10$, because all my hiking clothes are irrevocably dirty.

Dan picked us up again and asked if we wanted to go to the beach. Well, yes, yes we would. So we went.

While we enjoyed the sun and good conversation with Dan and his friend Renee, he arranged for us to go sailing with some other friends of his. 🤗

Sometimes a dad like this happens, where the morning is filled with anxiety and uncertainty and then it ends up being one of the best days ever.

So I got to see the sun set over Lake Tahoe and later watch the stars come out. It was bliss. Laying down at the front of the boat, looking up at the milky way, a million twinkling points of light in the sky.

It was the perfect way to end our time in Tahoe. Thanks for everything, Dan!

Tomorrow, Mark is picking us up.

Keeping you posted…

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