6/29/18 Hiked 19.4 miles to mile 1052.3. Arose with the sun and hiked on with Little Debbie and Star Wars. We’re headed towards Ebbetts Pass which is above Markleeville. There was a steep short section of snow I which I tried to do a butt glissade and in the process broke one of my trekking poles. I was able to get a cell connection and order the new pole to replace it which I can hopefully pick up in Nevada city before I get back on the trail. When we got to have a pass there is an amazing trail magic there with hamburgers hotdogs pizza and all the desserts you could want. The leader of the group, Alan was from Auburn whom I had met at a fundraiser earlier this year. We got back on the trail and Hiking another 5 miles.