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Day 175 - 9/20/18

September 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mile 2450.2 to 2464.2 for 14 PCT miles with an elevation increase of 3418 and decrease of 4357. Plus .9 mile walk to the Mountaineers Lodge. Hiking at 7:25 and to Stevens Pass at 2:00. It rained during the night, but quit by 7:00 and was dry all day. However, we were quickly soaked from the wet huckleberry bushes and it was cold. We passed several beautiful lakes and when the sun came out for a few minutes we enjoyed some very plump huckleberries. The crimson colors of the huckleberry bushes as they change color with the changing season is stunning. Mushrooms are also popping out of the ground. This was mentally a tough day for us. Primarily because of the weather, but also knowing we needed to decide if we were going to continue or go home given the forecast. We are both getting homesick and are torn between dealing with cold, wet days and getting as much of this trail hiked as we can this year or going home and finishing up next year when the weather is better. Hiking in Washington is nothing but tough this September. We picked up our resupply boxes and checked into the Mountaineers Lodge at Stevens Pass for the night. $30 per person for a bed, shower and two meals. It was nice to find that the lodge had a heated room to dry out gear. We have decided to continue north. Ran into “Fern”, “Pancake”, and “Nums”. Also met “Salty” and “Potluck”.  

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