Mount Rainier
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Location: Pipe Lake (2302.0 miles)

I took my time making my way out of town today. Between getting up late, breakfast at the coffee shop across the street from the hotel, and repacking my pack, I wasn’t done and out of my room until 11 am — checkout time.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Location: Miriam Fire Detour: US 12 / Packwood / Hotel Packwood (2294.9 miles)

Today started off with considerably nicer weather than yesterday’s: a nearly cloud-free sky that led to great views for the whole day.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Location: Miriam Fire Detour: Coyote Trail - Upper Lake Creek Trail Jct (2280.1 miles)

The drizzle that started yesterday before I got to camp continued overnight, gradually picking up intensity to a light rain that continued until about 2:30 or 3 am. It would have been like any other night — just more soggy outside — had it not been for the leak in the center of my tent’s roof.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Location: Campsite 2264.6 (2264.6 miles)

A foggy, dreary, and damp morning, I started hiking a little after 8. The trail continued through the forest, and for the morning, there weren’t any views of note.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Location: Killen Creek (2244.3 miles)

Yesterday, I signed up for a 9 am shuttle back to the trail, so I woke up around 7. There was a diner across the street from the general store, but since it took me a while to actually get up and get packed, I decided to just eat pop tarts for breakfast, rather than going to the diner, to make sure I’d be on-time for the shuttle.

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