Day 3: Lake Zitella to Camper Flats (plus side trip to Highland Lake)
Anyone who has asked me about backcountry meal ideas has gotten an earful about how much I love dumplings. I don't know why I only pack one dumpling meal per trip. That will change. Next time, I may even branch out and try cornmeal dumplings over some kind of chili/Mexican dish instead of the standard Bisquick and chicken fare.
Day 4: Camper Flats to Gilmore Lake
Day 5: Gilmore Lake to Glen Alpine Trailhead (plus side trip to Mt Tallac)
A well-deserved post-trip turkey burger at the Bridge Tender in Tahoe City. However, $21 for one burger, one beer, and one mediocre salad is waaay too much to spend, so I'll be finding another post-backpacking burger stop.