Day 75: Dick’s Pass

Memories from July 4

Last night Butterfly, Turbo, and I had set our eyes on doing 25 to 27 miles today. They wanted to get a early start so I told them that I’d get up whenever I heard them getting up. They didn’t get up that early. To help the process I made hot oatmeal (for me) since my stove sounds like an engine.

Some views on the way up to Dick’s pass.

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And the first look over the other side.

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The trail after the pass wound down some snow covered switchbacks. I had a successful boot ski down a long steep patch which I’m particularly proud of. After passing a few small lakes, it passed through woods for most of the day largely without notable view. At least it was obvious which way to go.

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You’ve seen woods before but just in case…

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Every once in a while there was a particularly lush meadow.

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I ended the day with Timo and Pebble overlooking Lake Tahoe from a distance near Barker Pass. We were able to see fireworks from across the lake and the the sky would light up when a big one went off at Tahoe City or South Lake Tahoe. Timo had packed out cans of Coke to share over fireworks.

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