Day 85 - Squaw Valley

I woke up still in the land of lakes and hiked toward Squaw Valley, one of the largest ski areas in the U.S. and home of the 1960 Olympics. 

Before I got there, though, I had some weather to contend with.

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And then things got even more interesting.

Yep. 

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Thankfully the storm didn't last long enough to soak me to the bone and I was able to carry on after shielding myself beneath a collection of pine trees. 

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It was a rather long, exposed walk in the afternoon, with rain ahead and behind me and lightning striking randomly about.

But, there was a rainbow! 

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And a chair lift. 

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And a group of half drunk older gentlemen camping beneath the chairlift who offered me all sorts of wonderful trail foods. Thanks so much guys!!! 

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I hiked on into the evening, eventually making 26.5 miles for the day. 

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<3 Will