Today, we left Stehekin, our final resupply complete, and set off on the first half of our hike to Mazama, the last town on the trail. Today was notable for one reason: I saw my first bear of the trail.
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Although we were a little sluggish in breaking camp this morning, CareFree and I set out from the campground at 7, heading towards Holden, and from there, Stehekin, making it to town when we needed, but only just.
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With yet another very wet day in Washington, we managed an earlier start than usual and made great progress, hiking further than a marathon down the trail and making it through the first part of the Bannock Lakes Fire Detour, ending near the Holden mountain retreat.
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Another wet, soggy day in Washington, CareFree and I continued to push through the Glacier Peak Wilderness on our way to Stehekin.
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After one of my most miserable nights on the trail, CareFree and I continued our trek through the northern Cascades, entering the Glacier Peak Wilderness, where we got rained and snowed on.
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