Day 86 - Interstate 80

During my late night hike, I accidentally hiked past the rendezvous point where my friend had saved me a camping spot and I ended up camping on the side of a mountain, just off the trail.

I woke up to friends hiking by, it was a nice way to start the day. 

I woke up to friends hiking by, it was a nice way to start the day. 

I walked past more chair lifts, apparently still within the boundaries of the massive ski park. 

There was more ridge walking, with some interesting geological formations along the way. 

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This one even had a name. 

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I reached highway 40 at Donner Pass around lunchtime and sat beneath a shady tree near this building to post a few blog entries. 

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The Donner Party got stuck trying to go over this pass back in 1846.

The Donner Party got stuck trying to go over this pass back in 1846.

Thankfully we fared better, arms, ears, and bodies all accounted for.

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I had a nice view of a lake and the intersecting highways off in the distance, one road was carved into the side of the mountain, with a tunnel bulging out the side of it.

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A few miles further up the trail, I reached another milestone.

From here it was a 4 mile hike to Peter Grubb Hut, a two story Sierra Club cabin where I camped out with about 20 other hikers, including three of my friends from the Appalachian Trail. It reminded us of the nicer shelters on the A.T.  and I fell asleep to the gentle sound of snoring.

<3 Will