National 9 Inn - South Lake Tahoe
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... the water feels much colder.
There follows a long section where the path traverses a desert of black volcanic rock and sand. It is fairly featureless and after a while a little boring. Occasionally however the black tedium is punctuated by jagged obsidian hills rising out of the plain, covered with lime-green moss, looking to me like the reptilian skin of a sleeping giant dragon, a slumbering saurian waiting to be roused. Or maybe the sun beating down ...
... time. We arrive at the next hut, Hraffntinusker, at about the same time, in around four hours. This hut is in a beautiful setting, with mountains all around, but the campsite does not look too inviting, as it is in a very exposed location. The walls of rocks other campers have built around their pitch sites also testify to how windy it can probably be up here. As it is still early in the day and there is plenty of time to get to the next campsite, we decide ...
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Day 47 - 5/23/2014
19 miles to hilltop campsite. (676)
Day 48 - 5/24/2014
21 miles to sandy pines. (697)
Day 49 - 5/25/2014
5 miles to Kennedy Meadows General store. (702)
We have finally made it to Kennedy Meadows! This location is considered the pct portal to the true Sierras. We have heard that within 15 miles the high desert finally ends and we enter hiking paradise.
Day 50 - 5/26/2014
14.5 miles to an ...
... replacement car but I'd lose out on the gas I'd bought) we decided to take the new sat nav and hightail out. Perhaps S Fran would be better. Here in Nevada, the roads were busier and either side we could see the high rises of the hotels and gambling resorts. Eventually we left the maelstrom as the winding road took us to Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by pine trees and luxurious houses, the lake was another sight ...
... evening down the far end of the strip Garry had hoped to do the rides on the stratosphere but they had been closed due to wind, so we had a play at the Venetian, I had a good win at Casino Royale, then moved onto the Paris where we all had good wins then home for a quick play at the Luxor then headed to bed....oops 3 am again! Found a passed out woman in the middle of the hallway on our way to bed, was not n a ...