Don on September 17th, 2016

Saturday: (09/17) Up before the scouts (above left), on trail at 0725. Enjoyed a table for brunch at Barkers Pass. Met a member of Tahoe Rim Trail Association who was there to resupply a group of their hikers. I met their 19 Hikers a couple miles down trail. Jim a trail runner caught up to […]

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Don on September 16th, 2016

Friday: (09/16) Tinkers Knob above left was just to the North of my campsite. Some nice views from the ridge above several ski areas. i really liked the colorful slope on the right above. Same spot as the above photo in panorama view. Some bleak trail areas. Same bleak, different color. Nice views of Lake […]

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Don on September 15th, 2016

Thursday: (09/15) Up early, threw the pack in the car and headed off toward Truckee. Hwy 89, the road on the West side of the lake, was closed for construction so we took Hwy 50 to Hwy 28 to Hwy 267 and arrived in Truckee, the long way. We had breakfast at the Wagon Wheel […]

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Don on September 13th, 2016

Tuesday: (09/13) Bread pudding for breakfast. We spent quite a while finishing up preparing to leave. We left the house about 1330 and decided to go to Chili’s restaurant for lunch before we left so drove the motorhome towing the jeep to Mountain View’s Chili’s. Dawn and I had their special $10 lunch which included a […]

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Don on September 7th, 2016

Wednesday: (09/07) Breakfast burrito and tea at the Keys Cafe near the motel. I returned to the motel and attended a webinar via my phone, first time on a tiny screen. It worked well. I left the motel at 1115 and walked the mile or so to the bus station and confirmed it’s the right […]

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Tuesday: (09/06) On trail 0730. Only one climb then later a lot of steps down. Arrived at Highway 50, MM1091, at 1215. I called for a ride from a hiker service who delivered me to Motel 6 and showed me where Amtrak picks up nearby. I cleaned up and washed my clothes. In the evening […]

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Don on September 5th, 2016

Monday: (09/05) Up late at 0618. My fellow camper then arose. She is from Seattle, doing PCT Section. She said she does the Pacific West Trail, on Vancouver Island every year. On trail 0735. Nice, no breeze but a bit nippy. Above left photo near last nights camp. It was dark when I arrived. Met […]

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Don on September 4th, 2016

Sunday: (09/04) Cold wind this morning made putting away the tent interesting. I also deferred my morning potty break until I got lower out of the wind and where there were some trees. Gusty wind all day. Nice this evening. Lots of day Hikers today. The trail really doesn’t curve on these panoramic photos. it’s […]

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Don on September 3rd, 2016

Saturday: (09/03) Lots of people coming in from Highway 4 to camp for the weekend. Likewise busy campsites. I like the multiple mountain ridges in the photo on the right. A day usually involves climbing up and down two or three ridge lines. My campsite. I love the clouds in the top two panorama photos. I […]

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Don on September 2nd, 2016

Friday: (09/02) Had the motel breakfast, cereal, mini-muffin, and OJ. Headed off East on Highway 108. I was dropped off at Sonora Pass at 1015. It started with a three mile climb over the ridge. Then there was a nice six mile downhill. There were a lot of big rocks on the trail much of […]

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