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Day 190 10/5/18

October 9, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mile 2609.4 to 2622.0 plus 9 miles on the PCT detour due to the Holman fire. This detour is 21.4 miles that bypasses 17.5 miles of trail out of Harts Pass. Total miles hiked was 21.6 with an elevation increase of 4054 and decrease of 1508 getting to Hart’s Pass and we estimate another 500 feet up and 1500 feet down getting into camp by Berk Creek, (elevation of 4893) just past the junction to Shellrock Pass. We were hiking at 7:05 and into camp at 5:40. It froze hard last night and cold took on a new meaning today. Sun only came out to say hello then disappeared. As we climbed up out of camp we could see the peaks behind us disappearing. We hoped it was just fog, but by 10:00 it was snowing. It snowed continuously until about 4:00. We were on high ridges most of the day and the trail was compact snow and ice that was particularly bad descending from Slate Pass to Robinson Creek. There was fresh snow covering ice in many places. Jerry took a hard fall and broke one of his trekking poles. Thankfully he was not hurt and fortunately we were able to repair his pole enough for him to continue using it. At Harts Pass we had tea in the outhouse. A ranger showed up just as we arrived but did not have useful information about the forecast. We decided to continue as we had warm clothing, extra food and fuel. Additionally the snow was a dry snow so we were not getting wet. We have been tag teaming with “Chill Bill” since Rainy Pass. The only other hikers we saw today were 7 who were returning to Harts Pass after reaching the monument rather than going into Manning Park, BC. The Robinson Creek trail was extremely muddy. We camped on dirt with snow on the surrounding ground.  

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