I woke up around 6:00 am to see a gorgeous sunrise. The Trail today was similar to most days in the Sierra's, lots of snow.
Today was the summer solstice, also known as Hike-Naked Day. I spent the morning trying to stay far enough away from the guys in front of me to not have an awkward encounter. In the afternoon when it started to warm up, I took an hour to let my body soak up some sunlight as I walked. I was happy to not have anyone come from the opposite direction. I'm sure there were some close calls between naked hikers and families today.
The snow has been driving me a little crazy at this point. Mainly it's the instability of the snow. With each step, I never knew if my foot was going to slip, grip, slip, post-hole or slip! Hope I've made the conditions of the trail clear.
But I was really happy to make it 20.1 miles through it. By pushing today, I've made my next few days a bit easier (less miles) and I still will arrive in South Lake Tahoe half a day earlier than planned.
A day full of beautiful views.