Okay, I have 44 miles to go, and two days to do it. Time to hustle.
First, we have to hitch two hours south, then forty-five minutes west, get Jessica's car, and then drive the two hours back to Markleeville and drop me off.
Thankfully, we found some kind strangers who picked us up for each of those legs without too much trouble, getting us back to Markleeville around noon -- perfect! I can have a real lunch!