Today’s miles were a lot harder than yesterday’s. It was hot. There was a lot of climbing. The water sources were not very reliable, so I ended up carrying a lot of extra water. The day completely turned around, though, when I got to the highway and saw a sign saying that the Donner Ski Ranch was open. I had no intention of stopping here originally, but a burger and cold beer were too much to turn down. After dinner, I found an awesome campsite and watched the full moon rise over the mountains.