On Friday evening, we stayed at Sierraville Hot Springs. They had a super large campground. Late night and early morning, we dipped in the hot springs.
On Saturday morning, we had breakfast at Smithneck Farms (open from 6am to 6pm on Saturday mornings).
We then drove to Greyeagle Lodge. The road from Gold Lake Hwy to Greyeagle Lodge was semi-paved but in good shape. Grayeagle Lodge owners were kind enough to let us park our car in their parking lot (see the last pic in the Photo Album above). They also let us use their restrooms.
Views on Day 2 were gorgeous! As we descended from PCT towards Gold Lake Lodge, there were several lakes on the way: some far away, some near.
On Day 2, we were thinking of taking a side trip to Mt Washington (shown in this map) but we didn't see the fork in the trail that would lead us to Mt Washington, so we didn't go there. Our route didn't go via Mt Elwell either.
There were some steep sections along the way -- these surprised us, making the trip a little harder (our group had 4 people doing their first backpacking trip). Going anti-clockwise, the ascent from Wades Lake to the junction with PCT was quite steep. From this junction, we descended towards Gold Lake Hwy. Along this descent, the views were super-awesome!