Day 77: Echo Lake and South Lake Tahoe (Picture Drop!)

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.

 

The Devil's Postpile outside of Red's Meadow
The Devil’s Postpile outside of Red’s Meadow
  
Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake
  
Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake
  
Thousand Island Lake
Thousand Island Lake
  
Waterfall run ing down the side of Lyell Canyon.
Waterfall run ing down the side of Lyell Canyon.
  
Man discovers fire, seems less than thrilled.
Man discovers fire, seems less than thrilled.
  
Domes in Yosemite!
Domes in Yosemite!
  
Domes in Yosemite!
Domes in Yosemite!
  
Landscape in Yosemite!
Landscape in Yosemite!
  
Waterfall in Yosemite!
Waterfall in Yosemite!
  
Waterfall in Yosemite!
Waterfall in Yosemite!
  
Domes in Yosemite!
Domes in Yosemite!
  
Lake below the mountain.
Lake below the mountain.
  
Pie is out of Yosemite and into the Hoover Wilderness.
Pie is out of Yosemite and into the Hoover Wilderness.
  
I think this is Harriet Lake just below Dorothy Lake Pass on the north side.
I think this is Harriet Lake just below Dorothy Lake Pass on the north side.
      
Mile 1000!
Mile 1000!
  
Yup, just climbed up that.
Yup, just climbed up that.
  
A look back at where we have been, goodbye Sierra Nevada range.
A look back at where we have been, goodbye Sierra Nevada range.
    
Pie in the Emigrant Wilderness.
Pie in the Emigrant Wilderness.
  
Me with Chris and his son as they dropped us off back at the trail after North Kennedy Meadows, such cool people!
Me with Chris and his son as they dropped us off back at the trail after North Kennedy Meadows, such cool people!
  
Pie with Owl, who puts on the Sonora Pass Café just three days a year and we caught it!
Pie with Owl, who puts on the Sonora Pass Café just three days a year and we caught it!
  
Sign at the Sonora Pass Café, trail magic spot...also, Pie is weird.
Sign at the Sonora Pass Café, trail magic spot…also, Pie is weird.
  
Sounds cold...
Sounds cold…
    

Mokelumne Wilderness, say that five times fast.
Mokelumne Wilderness, say that five times fast.
  
Meiss Cabin
Meiss Cabin
  
Meiss Cabin
Meiss Cabin

   

Waterfall in Yosemite next to Glen Aulin, and Pie.
Waterfall in Yosemite next to Glen Aulin, and Pie.
Set your pace to grueling and ford the rivers my friends!
Set your pace to grueling and ford the rivers my friends!
Domes in Yosemite!
Domes in Yosemite!
Pie doesn't like to carry water but he certainly will enjoy aome from a freah stream in a lush meadow.
Pie doesn’t like to carry water but he certainly will enjoy aome from a freah stream in a lush meadow.
Rescue helicopter that somehow managed to land on a big rock in a small clearing.
Rescue helicopter that somehow managed to land on a big rock in a small clearing.
Climbing up
Climbing up
Climbing up
Climbing up
Entering Carson-Iceberg
Entering Carson-Iceberg
Flowers in the trail.
Flowers in the trail.
Kinetic and his father, Elliot. We met Kinetic at the helicopter, he was the hiker that used his Spot to signal for help for another injured hiker.
Kinetic and his father, Elliot. We met Kinetic at the helicopter, he was the hiker that used his Spot to signal for help for another injured hiker.
Pie and Lizard, lunching by the creek falls.
Pie and Lizard, lunching by the creek falls.

The flowers on the hills that kicked me in the eye.
The flowers on the hills that kicked me in the eye.

Godspeed. 

One thought on “Day 77: Echo Lake and South Lake Tahoe (Picture Drop!)

  1. I am a bit behind following you on your trail blog – trying to catch up today – will be a 200 mile day for me 🙂 LOVE the pictures! Thank you for blogging – it’s the only way I’ll ever get there. Godspeed right back at you! Maureen Barrera

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