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PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 18.08.2018

At mile 2588.8. Hiked 16.8 miles today. I had to wait until 10 am for the Post Office to open. My resupply arrived okay, but the postal service lost my bounce box. I’ll continue to ask them to look for it, but I don’t need it for now. The box has warm clothing and the weather hasn’t turned cold yet. In fact, it is very hot here near the Canadian border. I had to wait again for the 11:30 am shuttle to take me to the PCT. We stopped at...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Trail Towns, PCT Washington / 17.08.2018

At mile 2571.9. Hiked 0 miles today. Advanced 20 miles on PCT due to fire closure. Today I took the shuttle from Holden Village to Lucerne on Lake Chelan from which I took the Lady II ferry to Stehekin. Today will be a zero day and tomorrow when the post office opens I will pick up my last resupply before Canada. I should be in Manning Park, Canada in 4 days after having hiked 88 miles. Early morning on the main street of Holden Village. This was a copper mining town...

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 17.08.2018

Hiked to mile 2552.6 at Cloudy Pass trail junction. PCT closed from mile 2552 to 2572 due to Bannock Lake Fire. Hiked 12 PCT miles today. Also hiked approximately 11 miles on Cloudy Pass and Hart and Lyman Lake trails. Hiked another approximate 2 miles around Lyman Lake area when lost. Trail junctions weren’t marked for PCT dire closure route. Total miles hiked approximately 25 miles.  Today is day 112, but having taken a zero day, it is my 111th day of actual hiking and today is August 11th....

PCT Thru Hike, PCT Washington / 17.08.2018

At mile 2540.6. Hiked 24.1 miles today. It was bound to happen sooner or later. I woke up this morning and thought I was in my bed at home. i had early morning views of Glacier Peak. There was once again more blowdown, but not as much as yesterday.  This one presented an interesting problem. I managed to climb over. One last snow crossing. Or was it the last? The winding trail. Mica Lake Another view of the reflections in Mica lake. A mid morning swim in Mica Lake. 5 star swimming lake! I liked this boulder...