Up at 5:30 and soon on the trail. Breakfast is going to be at White Pass. A gentle downhill leads us to the highway and a short walk to our left brings us to the Kracker Barrel Store. Simba had just gotten his resupply and told us where to get water. It is always a relief to have boxes in hand. So far our food is working out well. Just a little extra with plenty to satisfy our needs. We were able to recharge the Steri pen here. Not Yet is leaving the trail and Switchfoot and Siren are spending a day with Siren’s relatives. We say our goodbyes, but imagine that we will see them again. We meet Firecracker who shared our site last night. She is from Denmark and has been traveling off and on with Simba. A beautiful sunny day, has us wanting to do some laundry and body washing. As we are waiting for our clothes to dry we read more of the Martian. The trail is gentle as it weaves between many of the lakes in the area. Hunting season has brought out several groups of horse packers. Our bodies are beginning to adjust to the daily hike which is a relief. Met Topper today who is sponsored by a non profit for veterans. She is the only one left of the group that started with 6 veterans. Snow Lake looked like a good place to call home for the night. Even though there are quite a few thru hikers on the trail, camping does not seem to be a problem. It was an enjoyable evening sitting at the Lake’s edge watching 5 ducks hunting for food on the lake. To bed early and enjoying the quiet.
mileage hiked 14 miles -Snow Lake