We woke up this morning less than 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe. This part of the trail coincides with the Tahoe Rim Trail, which circles the entire lake. Shortly after breakfast, we got our first views of Lake Tahoe. We hiked with Eric and the Paradocs through the morning and then said our goodbyes as we all were leaving the trail at separate points. We got to highway 50, which looked like it was going to be a very difficult hitch. After watching traffic fly by for 10 minutes, a car pulled in across the street and let out three newly washed hikers. Tara was taking back Che and a couple of other hikers to the trail and offered to take us to the outfitter in Tahoe. Thanks Tara! We picked up our boxes at the store and bought a few more items. Thanks both Mom and Dad’s and Michelle and family for the cookies! After loading up all of our supplies, we caught the bus to the local Super 8 and crashed for the night.