June 5, 2015
TRT day 4
30.3 miles + .8 to hotel
It started raining sometime after I got in my tent. I don’t know when it stopped. Most of the night I could hear the wind howling but it was coming from a direction that we were protected from. So I was all warm comfortable. At 4:30am that changed. Very strong wind threatened to blow us away. Our perfect tent pitches held! It was pretty comical in the morning taking down the tents while making sure to keep everything from flying away. And the wind made it freezing up there. We walked away wearing every piece of clothing we had with us.
We had a big downhill to Brockway Summit and the lower elevation was much warmer. On the way we met another TRT hiker, Kathryn, going the opposite direction. Our first TRT hiker we met.
10 miles by 10:30. 20 more miles to Tahoe City. Town food, beer, showers, laundry, easy day tomorrow. Of course I was all in favor of the plan. Plus it’s the challenge of seeing if I can still do it…. even tho I am not in thru hiker shape.
We got to Tahoe City a little before 8 and went straight to Rosie’s Cafe. Now I am all clean. My body feels a bit beat up but it was oh so worth it.