The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. –Robert Frost
Echo Lakes to Highway 89 – 17.9 miles
The folks at the Echo Summit Lodge are amazing. We were treated with a lovely, healthy, and delicious breakfast and lunch fixings for fresh sandwiches.
Thank you Cindy and John for the talent and love you put into each and every meal you prepare. Our stay was over the top. Thank you Freerange for making this all possible. You are the best.
After a 10:15 start to our hiking day, we continued to see PCTers. Wired took everyone’s pic and wrote down a bit about them.
In the afternoon, the TRT leaves the PCT. It was then that the fun began.
As we hiked, Why Not was telling me all about mushroom harvesting, varieties, and how to find them. She is very passionate about this subject.
As we hiked she would dig some variety up and name it and whether it was editable. Then she spotted the golden ticket of mushrooms, the Morel mushroom. She even used her fancy bug headnet to hold the treasures.
Tomorrow we will be finishing the Tahoe Rim Trail at Heavenly Valley Ski area, then heading out to hike The Lost Coast Trail.
I love this trail community.