WA PCT 2015

Sept. 20, 2015

Rained all night! We stayed dry! Only 4 miles to Stevens Pass! Little did we know that there was going to be a lot of up and down. Guess we should have expected that as that seems to be the norm for the trail. It was a 16 mile hitch to town. After we used the bathroom we had planned to try our luck in getting a ride.  As we were getting ready to put our packs on a man pulled up and asked us if we had been hiking the PCT. When we said yes, he said that he had just dropped his sister and nephew off to do the section we had just completed. We asked him if perhaps he could give us a ride. He said normally he does not give rides, but offered to take us to town. Thank you! He even offered Don some smoked salmon that he had made. The driver dropped us off at the Inn and we met Henry, the owner. He gave us a tour of the Inn and said he would try to get our room ready as soon as possible. By 12:30 we were in the room, cleaning, charging our electronics and organizing. We felt fortunate in be inside as the rain was pounding down outside. Great hiker boxes here. We scored some great items. Chug and Bird were here. After numerous tests on his knee, there was no definite diagnosis, so the recommended treatment was rest. He is heading to Seattle, while Bird continues to hike on. She hopes to meet him in Stekekin. Did a tour of the town. did laundry and checked out the location of the post office. Tried the Pizza special and peach cobbler at the restaurant.  In bed by 9…clean and ready for the next section.

Mileage hiked 4-Cascadia Inn