Middle Rae Lake campsite (mile 793.5), to mile 811, 17.5 miles
Cost: Camped, free
A small critter (mouse/chipmunk/squirrel…?) chewed through my odour proof ziplock bag last night that was placed in the bear box and that had all my food that wouldn’t fit inside my bear canister 😦 I now have a partly chewed through Clif bar, bounce bar and Kendal mint cake. I put the rodent-chewed-bars into a small ziplock… I’ll eat them if I get desperate!
My ankle took a while to warm up before I could put my full weight down on it. There were dozens of river crossings; the first one across a log which hurt to balance on so I decided to just walk straight through every other stream and get my feet wet.
We all met up and had lunch at the suspension bridge, which turned out to be incredibly wobbly! On the other side of the bridge we passed the 800 mile marker, yay!
It took forever for us all to make it to the top of Pinchot Pass after postholing through fields of snow… But we made it.
It was a stunningly beautiful day and a terrific campsite but my ankle is killing me.