The weather today was dreary and wet, a soggy trek through the mountains as we made our way north. With just over 21 miles today, we remain on our schedule to reach Stehekin on Friday, making up a tiny bit for the short day yesterday.
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A short day today set CareFree and I on our way to Stehekin, our final trail town. The end of the trail is almost in sight!
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With an “early” start, eighteen miles, partially through rain, brought us to Stevens Pass and Skykomish, the penultimate trail town. Now with less than 200 miles to go, the end of the trail is fast approaching.
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A ten mile long climb aside, today started off nice enough. But the first rain (and lightning!) in almost two weeks was not as much fun, and my tent once again failed to perform its key function of keeping the rain out.
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With three more days to get to Skykomish, CareFree and I made good progress today. Although it was a bit cold this morning, which slowed our departure, a strenuous 20 mile hike kept us on-schedule for town.
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