July 6: Today was just a fun day- started hiking a bit earlier than Two Tone, and quickly caught up with Sneezl &Fritz. The 4 man leapfrog game became a6 man game with Caveman and Rocket. And we passed lots of southbounding hikers who were doing the Tahoe Rim Trail. ( so I guess they would say they were counterclockwise-ing) Lots of friendly banter and high fives on the trail today.
We all ate lunch together with our feet in the water if a shallow lake, we often stopped for breaks at the same water sources.
Later in the day, the sky turned dark, the clouds rolled in. And there was the threat of thunder booming overhead. We were at a spot for a nourishment break with good camping- the next flat capable spot was 6 miles away. The next 6 miles looked very steep and exposed according to the topo maps. But- there was plenty of daylight left and miles to go! What to do?
On the end, Sneezl & Frittz wanted to push on, Two Tone wanted to camp. I stayed with Two Tone and we were joined by G & G and two of their friends who were section hiking from Tahoe. It turned into a potluck dinner party and an early turn in.
That rain never did come.