We were up at 5, had breakfast and started hiking. The moon was bright and with our headlamps the trail was easy to see. Before we got to Rainy Pass, a trail angel had left a box of trail magic with a congratulation note on top. Inside were some delicious apples. We shared one and headed to the pass. The trail changed dramatically once we crossed the road. We headed up over Cutthroat Pass and hiked mostly above tree line. Yellow tamarack trees filled up the landscape. There were beautiful views in every direction. Mostly day hikers were out enjoying the day. We only say one thru hiker. We decided to call it a day at Will’s camp. There was a nice stream and a flat spot for the tent. Hard to believe there are only 60 miles of trail left. Don found our trail mascot today at camp. It was a tiny figurine of an angel.
Mileage 23- Will’s Camp