Day 9: South Lake Tahoe

PCT Mile 1073.2 to 1090

Miles Hiked = 16.8

It was another beautiful morning here in the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. I was looking forward to meeting Donna later today where the PCT crosses Highway 50.

I had camped in a spectacular valley last night – here is a view looking down it as I started my hike this morning. As I hiked a little higher, I looked back at where I had camped as well as the ridge (upper left) I had crossed over late yesterday afternoon.

The flowers were in bloom.As I climbed higher towards Carson Pass, the trail crossed over more snow fields.Soon I reached the Passand then passed by Frog Lake on the other side of the passIt wasn’t long before I reached the Carson Pass Visitor Centerwhere I took advantage of the facilitiesthen continued down the trail towards Lake TahoeAfter another mile or two, I had my first glimpse of Lake Tahoe in the distancethen continued up another beautiful valley filled with green meadows and more flowers in bloomA few hours later, I had another view of the lake but it didn’t look any closer And then this mountain biker passed me a couple times! – the PCT is closed to mountain bikers (and motorized vehicles) – it’s only legally open to hikers and equestriansMore lake views – maybe a little closer?I descended down a rocky trailand then passed by this plaque as I neared Highway 50It wasn’t long before I was poolsideThanks for following

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