Mile 2431 to 2451, 20 miles
Cost: Camped, free
Again I woke in the night after hearing something climbing on my pack. I turned on my headlamp and scared whatever it was away, then went back to sleep. I woke up at 6:45am which is late by hiker standards but I’ve decided to not set my alarm anymore and just wake up when I do.
It was a freezing cold morning with a strong wind and my tent was completely soaked from condensation, as were the others’ tents. I put on extra layers and packed up as quickly as possible before finding shelter out of the wind where I cooked porridge for breakfast and a nice hot coffee.
I set off just after the Tits (and after Wall-ee and Snow White) and after 1.5 miles we came to the first ford which was nice and easy across stepping stones. We bumped into Zigzag having a second breakfast of a tortilla wrapped with cheese and kit kat….!
This stretch from Snoqualmie to Stevens Pass is 19000 feet elevation gain and 17000 loss – it’s stunningly beautiful but incredibly up and down!
The next stretch after I arrive in Stevens Pass tomorrow is Stevens Pass to Stehekin (5 days), then I’ll stay a night in Stehekin and eat lots of good food at the bakery, then 4 days from there to Canada. I don’t think there’s any phone service between there and Canada so my next post will hopefully be from Canada in about 10 days unless I find phone service somewhere in between. Till then!