Our time in Yosemite was done. Although we loved our hikes with its amazing natural features, we were overwhelmed by the amount of people. And the campground we stayed at was the most expensive, most crowded, least clean, and our least favorite of the trip thus far. We were happy to be moving on.
We were approaching the Memorial Day weekend, so we wanted to find a quieter place to stay. Giant Gap Campground on Sugar Pine Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest in Northern California seemed to be a good bet.
Doug was up early for another hiking challenge. Earlier in the week when we were at the ranger station, the ranger had marked several trails in the guide that had not been cleared yet and were very likely to be over grown. Doug picked one, Euchre Bar trail, and took his axe to do some volunteer trail maintenance. He was wildly successful taking out downed trees across the trail, but eventually had to give up when the trail disappeared into vigorous well established dogwood trees.
I sensibly stayed near camp and hiked the rest of the trail around our lake.
We broke camp on Memorial Day, and headed north. We giggled as we drove through Weed, CA.