One last hike today, about five miles, up to almost 9,000ft., above the snow line. Yep hiked in the snow today.
Then back to Reno, and a nice dinner at a Basque place that I'm now quite fond of. Morning means I take the rental back, with just under 900 miles put on it. And as much as I tried to baby it on miles of jeep trails and off-road tracks, some jerk somewhere put a door ding on it. Seriously? Nice machine but no passing power at all, especially at higher elevations.
Best display of karma: watching a jerk in an SUV with New York tags hop-scotch up alongside everyone else, trying to pass everyone else in line one vehicle at a time on a winding mountain road, only to see it brought to the same screeching halt as everyone they'd passed when we all got to a spot where they'd shut down one lane of the two-lane for a couple miles and were running alternating traffic with a pilot car. Speedy got to sit there and wait right along with the rest of us.
Great trip. Gotta do this again soon.
And once I'm back: pictures!!