Today was the first morning to wake up to sun shining through the walls of my tent. It was nice to not have to wake up early. I stayed in my tent till it was too hot to be in there. Last night was super windy though, haven't had the walls of my tent flap around like that in a long time. The walk down to the road took maybe less than 30 min. I followed the trail to mile 1017 and found the Sonora pass trailhead. I saw the truck there and figured it must be the guy with Sonora pass resupply. Lil was there and told me he was super nice and wished she would've known about their service. Casey runs the little business with his wife and 5 other family members. He was there with his dog, Happy. I got my box right away and started charging my technology things. I organized my resupply on the picnic table and talked with Casey for a bit. I was pretty impressed on how smooth the whole resupply went. Definitely will be recommending to others. The table was in the shade the whole time so I was freezing bc it's so windy there. I only needed to pack four days of food. I ended up putting a good amount of snacks into the hiker box since I still had food leftover from the last stretch. I also gave my spikes and bear can to Casey to mail back. I put on my pack and it felt so much lighter! I guess the bear can does make a big difference and my pack finally closes again.
After I thought I had enough juice for my charger, I headed on out. The climb up was nice. Some steep spots but breezy. I passed by a man who was taking his five llamas out on a conditioning hike. He ended up having to turn around bc we reached this steep snow crossing and the llamas probably wouldn't have been able to make it. They did so good though! They are really cute animals. Instead of going across the steep snow, I decided to climb down and around it. But it was really steep scree and since I have no tread left, I ended up falling three feet down the cliff. It was quite terrifying. I got some painful scratches on my knee and butt. I'm really regretting not getting new shoes sooner. I passed a couple more semi scary snow crossings but I just couldn't wait to be done!! Especially bc I don't have my spikes anymore, I didn't want to do anything sketchy. After I got over the pass and started descending, there was just a lot of snow melt with mud and rushing water everywhere. I spent most of the time trail finding and had to glissade a few times. More butt scratches.
Finally the snow stopped and it was normal trail again. So happy. There was this super steep section going up afterwards that wasn't too bad but I was thinking about how much I would slip going down it. I wanted to go further than ten but I also didn't want to get to Tahoe on sat so I decided to call it a day. I might be doing this section solo since I don't know when a game and undercover left Sonora. They had to hitch into km north to resupply. I do wanna try for 20-25s this section though. I've been thinking about how much I want Asian food in Tahoe. That'll help me to be motivated this section. I also think my lips are sunburned. No fun. I need spf chap. I have this huge campsite all to myself tonight. It's been awhile since I've camped alone.