After 7 straight days of running since arriving in the US (totalling 147 miles or 236 km) I had my first day off for the trip. I had been shopping for plenty of camping and hiking gear since arriving, and picked up a lightweight tent on the day for its first use that night.
I headed across to Incline Village in Nevada to visit the Tahoe Rim Trail Association since I was planning to spend 2-3 days fast-packing (lightweight hiking) the trail. The entire trail is a 165 mile (265 km) circuit around the rim in which Lake Tahoe is located. I worked out a route that would take me along the east side of the rim since there was still plenty of snow along the west side.
I drove up to Mt Rose, the highest year-round pass over the Sierra Mountains and camped out in a deserted campground. It was quite eery since it was a very well setup campground with food storage lockers, picnic tables, and smoothed-out patches for pitching tents. I camped overnight and was all set to head out on the trail the following morning.