Mile 2347.3 to 2370.4 for 23.1 miles with an elevation increase of 4946 and decrease of 5210. We were hiking at 6:45 and into camp at 4:30. The rain is wearing on me and I am frustrated that we have not been able to hike as far as we have wanted for the past 3 days. Today we hoped to go 25+ miles to make up for some of the last 3 days but alas it started raining about 4:00. We chose to set up camp and be dry rather than get soaked like the two previous days. It was cold all day. The sun has played peek a boo for the past two days. We enjoyed lots of sweet, succulent huckleberries and the trail was excellent. Hiking was mostly in big timber, but also through clear cuts and old burns. We had brief views of Mt. Rainier and the Stuart Range. The best part of today was trail magic provided by Roger. He had a large tent set up with a portable wood stove. There were chairs inside and we both enjoyed plums. I had been dreaming about a big cup of hot cocoa and he had that available. Jerry’s two cokes powered him up the next big hill out of Tacoma Pass. I helped a small salamander move off the trail. These little fellows are the same color as the soil and so easy to not see. It also seemed to like the water I gave it. Passing signs for a missing through hiker from 2016 was sad. I must say the foggy days are beautiful. They make the forest quieter and more peaceful.