Sept 22, 23
PCT: 2580 – 2599.6
Total Miles: 871.5
Elevation gain: 5036
I stayed another day in Stehekin for my feet. By the way, Stehekin is a very cool town. You cannot drive there. It’s only accessible by boat, water plane or hiking. It’s amazing to me that people live there. It’s beautiful with a grand lake and mountains.
I caught the 8 am shuttle to get me back to High Camp, where the PCT crosses, and was back on the trail by 9:30 am. Unfortunately, it started raining, and continued all day with rain or drizzle. My boots got wet and stayed that way all day. I made it to Rainy Pass, which is a road (Hwy 20) that leads to a couple towns if needed. I was a bit surprised that I made it that far, given I started so late. 20 miles with over 5k feet in elevation gain. I decided to camp there. Miserable day, miserable weather.
Had to cross this log over a large stream as the bridge was down.
Ooops! bridge down. Had to cross the log in the first pic above.
Bill (Blackhawk Down)