Day 86-87: June 27-28th
South Lake Tahoe
We decided to take a double zero in the town of South Lake Tahoe. It seems a number of hikers have reached this point and now need extra time to eat town food in order to build some fat reserves that have been depleted by the Sierra to Tuolumne Meadow hiking and the two subsequent sections (I and J).
We also used this town stop to buy (and ship) food for the next 3 sections. Deb is trading down to a Golite pack to help reduce her pack weight. Lon bought a new Jetboil, new hat, new socks and found new gaiters in the hiker box at the local outfitters. Deb also replaced her fleece gloves. Thanks to all the hikers who have given her advice on foods to eat in this next section to keep her energy level up.
Mike, our town trail angel, is giving us a ride back to Echo Summit at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.