Sunday, September 26, 2010

South Lake Tahoe

Although snow levels were going down,
I still managed to misjudge the strength
of this "snow bridge" over the
trail and broke through.
July 9: I hiked a few miles out to where the trail crosses Highway 50 that leads into South Lake Tahoe--one of the major resupply points for PCT hikers. At the road, my cell phone (finally!) worked, and I gave ArtTrekker a call. She lives in the area and offered to pick me up and give me a nice place to crash. =)

While waiting for the ride, I checked e-mail on my Peek device and watched the cars zipping by.

ArtTrekker arrived a short while later, getting out of her car with her camera flashing. She wanted a photo or two of the beard I was growing.

First thing's first--I took a shower and cleaned up. =)

Then she took me out to eat at the Meyers Downtown Cafe, ran me down to the post office to pick up a maildrop, and picked up a six-pack of Coke. ArtTrekker wanted to learn how to make a soda can stove, and I suggested a six-pack would be a good idea rather than just a couple of individual cans. Mistakes can happen!

Back at the house, I caught up with more e-mail, message boards, and mostly wasted the rest of the afternoon on the computer. Not a particularly exciting day to write about, but a nice afternoon off the trail.

The best part, however, was that later in the afternoon, my mom came by for a visit. =) I showed off the pictures to ArtTrekker and Mom of my time in the High Sierras--particularly those hike naked day photos! My mom once again whacked off my hair and facial hair. And late in the evening, ArtTrekker and I made a couple of soda can stoves.
The first marker I found showing that
I've intersected the Tahoe Rim Trail--
another trail I'd like to hike someday....

I wait for my ride on Highway 50.
Dessert at the Meyers Downtown Cafe!
Life was good....

Many thanks to ArtTrekker for hosting my mom and me! Alas, I thoughtlessly got no photos of ArtTrekker (or even my mom for that matter), so you'll have to imagine what they look like in this entry. =)


Okie Dog said...

Ryan, you should carve that dessert for the 2010 ice cream plant. It looks yummy!

Rabid Quilter from California said...

We watched your hike from the beginning (March 23) and looked forward to your arrival at Tahoe so we could host you and Amanda. It was so disappointing that we weren't able to come up to see you on the dates you were there but Old Blue's dad was in the hospital so, you know. . . we left it in the capable hands of artTrekker .

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

OH Bummer! I really wanted to see pics of ArtTrekker. I've found a few of her boxes she placed here in New Mexico.

You took pictures of your dessert and not your Mom or ArtTrekker?
Shows where your priorities!

Hike On!
~Twinville Trekkers