Day 83 - Lake Tahoe to Echo Lake

We woke up still stuffed from the night before but still found room for bacon and eggs compliments of our kind host. 

We headed out around noon and I took this video before leaving the lake. 

We had such a wonderful time with Mark, thanks for sharing all that you have with us, we hope to see you again! 

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Once back on the trail, we soon had a 20 minute encounter with a black bear, also hiking the trail and foraging about. 

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We admired the beast from a safe distance and eventually made our way around when it headed a bit further from the trail. 

We stopped for a few minutes at Echo Lake and found some treasures in the hiker box. 

Score! 

Score! 

And met Chris at the lake, who shared cold beverages with us. 

Thanks Chris!

Thanks Chris!

Around the lake were many tiny cottages, accessible only by boat or trail. 

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There was a camping restriction in the Desolation Wilderness so we hiked a few miles until we reached the boundary. 

It was a beautiful way to end the day. 

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<3 Will