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Miner - Tahoe Rim Trail Journal - 2014

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Sean "Miner" Nordeen
State: California
Country: U.S.A.
Begins: Jun 21, 2014
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Start: Home
End: Kingsbury Grade

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 775
Journal Visits: 14,143
Guestbook Views: 848
Guestbook Entrys: 2

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Driving to Tahoe

I left for Tahoe after LA's evening commute started to die off around 7pm. I made it to Mammoth Lakes around 1am. There is a rest stop a couple of miles north of there that I stopped at and slept in the back of my SUV. Saturday morning, I got up and started driving the remaining distance.

As I was driving through Bridgeport I spoted what looked like a PCT thru-hiker at the edge of town hitch hiking. I stopped and gave him a ride. Originally I was just going to drop him off at the Junction with Hwy 108 but after talking with him I realized, what was my hurry? I'm just going to start hiking as soon as I arrive at Tahoe and what difference would an extra 40 minutes make for a 8-10 day backpacking trip. So I drove him all the way up to Sonora Pass as I told him stories about what he was going to see and face for the rest of California. It's kinda hard to scare a thru-hiker after they have completed the High Sierra which is the hardest part. Darn.

I made it to Kingsbury Grade on the south east side of the lake around 10:45am.

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Tahoe Rim Trail - 2014

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a scenic 165-mile hiking trail that loops around Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada and Carson ranges. It passes through two states (California and Nevada), six counties, one state park, three National Forests, and three Wilderness areas. Join the TRTA to support this trail.


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