Sept 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Oct 1, 2
Miles: 10.9 plus 8.6 to Manning Park = 19.5
PCT: 2649.2 – 2660.1
Total Miles: 916.3
Elevation gain: ?
It was a hard and long last day but I was motivated to get to the finish. No rain finally, but my boots retained water and were still a problem. I got to the border and one other hiker was there. I shared my whisky with him and took some pictures at the monument. It was anticlimatic for me as I’m not finishing the hike as all the other hikers are. There was a wedding at the monument earlier in the day.
I got to Manning park and decided to stay at the hotel rather than the hostel. I needed the quiet time.
The next day, I caught the Grayhound bus to Alberta and transferred to a train to Seattle. Very scenic.
I stayed one night in Seattle, then flew to Bakersfield where I rented a car and drove to Fresno to prepare for my next section. I decided on Fresno as they have an REI and I needed new clothes and equipment.
Today (10/3) I’m heading back to the trail.
After arriving at Manning Park, I got to the restaurant just before they closed and had a very large sampler plate.
I decided to strike a hiking pose.
Bill (Blackhawk Down)