Echo Summit Trail headSign in Lover's Leap campground at the base of this section of the trailDynamiteRock showing signs of dynamite used to clear the road in this areaRegister RocksThere are register rocks—rocks where emigrants painted or carved their names—in this areaTrail markersLike all of the trails through the Sierra Nevada, XP markers are posted along the waySki ResortThe trail follows a service road across Sierra-at-Tahoe ski area. Note how smoky the skies still are.Sayle Creek bridgeBridge over Sayle CreekTrail MarkerThe trail is well-marked if you know to lookCreek crossingCreek crossing. Probably much wetter in early summerPCTPacific Crest Trail sign off Johnson Pass RoadRoad crossingTrail as it crosses the road. When in doubt, look for the "XP" sign.Bridge over Aspen CreekBridge over Aspen CreekStrawberry XP MemorialStrawberry XP Memorial. Off the XP Route, but on the road if you turn off just after the campground to go to the Strawberry General StoreStrawberry HouseStrawberry House Memorial. This is off the XP Trail (just west of Strawberry)Strawberry General StoreStrawberry General Store. This is an easy detour off the XP Bikepacking Route.