Saturday, August 2, 2003. Eric's flights were on time, arrived at Reno without issue.
Monday, August 4, 2003. Started hike as planned at Tahoe Meadows.
For photos of our start click
Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Beautiful sunrise at 5:50 AM. Saw deer in camp. Had the trail all to ourselves. Completed first section at Spooner, a total of 23 miles so far.
Wednesday, August 6, 2003. Completed Spooner to Kingsbury segment. Started Kingsbury to Big Meadow portion -- expect to arrive at Big Meadows Friday morning. Again had great views of Tahoe. Weather fair but windy. Click Day 3
Friday, August 8, 2003.Completed Kingsbury to Big Meadow. Very hard segment, topped 9,721 feet with lots of up and down. Had lunch at Star Lake, first water from the trail. Click Day 5
Saturday, August 9, 2003.Hiked 16 miles from Big Meadow to Echo Summit. Most beautiful segment so far. Green meadows with wild flowers, lakes, and deer. We have completed half of the trail. Next 49 miles thru the Desolation Wilderness will take 3 1/2 days. There will be no resupply or news during this period, so the next post will be on Wednesday, August 13. Click Day 6
Tuesday, August 12, 2003.Interim report: Karen reported by cell phone that they were passing through the Barker Pass Trailhead at 1030 this morning. Thus they have hiked some 112 miles, or 68%, of the TRT.
Wednesday, August 13, 2003.Completed hike from Echo Lake to Tahoe City in 3 1/4 days.
Thursday, August 14, 2003.Completed hike from Brockway Summit to Tahoe City.
Friday, August 15, 2003.Took the day off to recuperate for the final hike.
Saturday, August 16, 2003. Hiked from Tahoe Meadows to Brockway Summit, which completes the entire Tahoe Rim Trail!
We did it, we are done!!!!!!!!!! Only 13 days, seven nights on the trail, six without ground pads (bad idea!).
A great sense of accomplishment! Click Day13