Day 102, August 13, Campsite to Truckee, 1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Funny how little distance I covered today. Well, the hell with it!
I started walking a bit before 9 this morning, again questioning why I am still out here doing this…
The scenery was not bad. There was still an overload of natural beauty, but somehow just not that overwhelming.
I got to the highway at Ebbets Pass really soon and some dayhikers started talking to me. They always have so many questions for pct hikers.
But hey, I had a goal in mind that involved getting to Markleeville for some food so I patiently answered all of their questions and listened to their stories.
Eventually a couple took me down the road and not much later I was eating a tasty salmon burger.
Next plan involved getting to Tahoe. I stood by the road with my cardboard-made sign and was succesfull about half an hour later. My driver, an older fisherman, was willing to take me to the highway junction where, again, I was advertising: ‘pct to tahoe’. This time, however, because of much more cars, I was picked up within five minutes.
My free taxi driver: a guy, about my age, often wandering in nature to do some semi-professional photography. He said he could drop me off in Tahoe but was actually driving to Truckee. I took the Truckee-offer and soon we were on an hour and a half roadtrip.
My driver stopped at a vista point over Lake Tahoe so I could get a picture of the huge alpine lake that it actually is. (I couldn’t stop thinking about Godfather: II)
I was told that this is the second deepest lake in America. The deepest one is Crater Lake. I’ll get to see that one when I get further up north.
My personal chauffeur dropped me off at the Red Inn hostel in Truckee. I took a shower, did laundry and in the evening I went for a pizza at Best Pies. No more info needed.