I ended up hiking south bound from Donner Pass to Echo Lake Resort. Since I was staying with some people in Truckee last weekend it was much easier to get back on trail at Donner Pass and I knew it would be an easy hitch from Echo Lake Resort to South Lake Tahoe. From South Lake Tahoe I took a city bus to the Harris Casino in State Line and from the Harris I took an airport shuttle to the Reno airport. From the airport I then waited for the Circus Circus shuttle as if I just flew in on a flight and got a free ride to Circus Circus where I stayed for two nights.
I wondered around Reno for two nights and managed to walk the 9 miles round trip to REI to return my gaiters. I found that Reno really doesn’t have much to look at. I thought it would be more like Vegas but definitely is no Vegas.
I flew out Friday at 10:15 for Seattle and Sarah (Stumbling Goat) picked me up from the airport. It’s really nice to be home and see my wife. She has gone to the store and purchased all my favorite food for me to eat for the week.
I fly back to Reno next Friday on the 29th. I will then find a ride back to Donner Pass and take off on the trail heading North from where I left off.