Day 49 – one more night in Packwood!

Sept 3rd
Miles:  0
PCT:  2303
Total Miles:  575.9

The packages from UPS with my boot inserts and rain jacket didn’t arrive until 3:30 pm.  By the time I could get a ride back to the trail, it would be getting dark and I would have to sleep on the trail at the drop off point.  I decided to do one more night in the hotel and get a ride early the next morning.  A local advertises that she will take hikers to the trail for $30.  A little steep but I decided it would be the easiest to arrange, and I know I can’t get a ride hitching, so I called her and arranged for her to pick me up at 8am to take me to the trail.

I was walking to the restaurant when I saw a very large animal in a close by home.  It was an elk cow.  She saw me but did’t seem concerned.  I guess they don’t realize that it is bow hunting season right now.  I’m not sure the policy about hunting cows.  I know in Wisconsin, the deer always seemed to know when it was hunting season and were well hidden at that time.

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So, 4 nights in Packwood should be a good rest break and I should be strong on the trail.  We’ll see.

Bill (Blackhawk Down)

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2 Responses to Day 49 – one more night in Packwood!

  1. BeeKeeper says:

    Any chance the angel was Randi? She gave me a ride last year for my section hike.

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