June 30, 2017: Hiked Miles 1146.6 to 1157.0 (10.4 total)
We woke up early to another gorgeous morning.
I could see Tinker Knob lit up, where we hiked down from yesterday evening.
We started hiking to a brisk morning, still being on the shadowy side of the mountain.
We came upon another ski park and made our way up to the highest lift.
And passed under some more ski lifts on the way down.
We made it down to Donner Pass and crossed over Highway 40.
We ran into a couple PCTA workers who were out hiking and scouting out the trail. They asked us if we were thru hikers and were amazed when we told them we had actually hiked most of the way through the Sierras instead of skipping ahead. They hadn’t met any other hikers this year who had done any of it.
The trail from here had lots of obstacles for us to maneuver like logs, creeks, and snow.
Colton’s aunt and cousin, Missi and Cael, picked us up and drove us back to their beautiful home in Incline Village. The roads were packed with all the crowds in town for the holiday weekend. We showered and she made us some amazing tacos. I laughed when she said she was worried that she wouldn’t have healthy enough food for us to eat. Then we told her what we ate on the trail. I don’t think she’s too worried anymore.
She took us to Raleys to do some grocery shopping. Luckily we only have a couple days until we get to Sierra City, so resupply was quick.
Can you tell we’re in Nevada now?
Missi and Kirk own a winery as one of their many business ventures so they spoiled us with one of their award winners.
We snacked on leftover tacos and pretty much everything else they had in their fridge for dinner and spent the evening chatting about the trail and watching Kirk and Cael race remote control cars around the kitchen. By 11:00 I was more than ready for bed. Our bed is super comfy, I can’t wait to sleep in it!