We cruised into Echo Lake this morning, having only 10 miles to hike from camp. We hit the store by 11:30am just in time to grab a sandwich from the deli for lunch, a milk shake and grab our packages from the post office that opened at 11am. We inquired about a cabin but they require a 2 night minimum stay and the rate was around $175 a night. Not wanting to kill an entire day or spend nearly that much on a room we decided the next step was to figure a way into South Lake Tahoe, 12 miles down the hill.
They had a list of 2015 PCT trail angels posted on the bulletin board of the store so we started calling people from the list. Eventually, we got ahold of a fantastic lady named Penny who said she would pick us up and take us into town. Pie and I, along with 2 other PCTers piled into her SUV with all our packs in the back, Alex (another PCTer) in the front, and Pie, Scout and myself all cozy in the backseat. A little while later we were at the Apex Motel where we would stay. I am lookin forward to a good nights rest after my allergy fit last night.
I realized that some of the pictures I tried to upload from North Kennedy Meadows didn’t post so I am going to post everything I have, my apologies for any repeats.