Flash and I continued through the official PCT Glacier Peak Wilderness today. This section of trail has had a detour in place for the past 7 years or so. That was when a huge storm, mudslides, and fallen trees bombed this section of trail. Since then new trail has been cut, windfalls removed, and a few new bridges put in. Sections are still pretty rough and rugged, but overall it’s not bad. It is impressive to see the amount of damage that was done and work that has countered it.
Apparently some of that new trail added miles to the section. By the end of today we got just past the end of the closure and logged only 23 miles. A couple of the data points seemed waaay off to the point that we thought we might have gotten onto a side trail somehow.
Anyway, that leaves about 22 into Stehekin tomorrow. Unfortunately that means missing the shuttle that would get us to the PO in time for the day. We can only hope they have the same Saturday hour as last year. Yes hour, as in they are open for one hour on Saturday.
It was a light sprinkle and tons of fog on the morning. It actually cleared a little a couple times enough to see the sun briefly. Unfortunately not enough to dry out gear. It rained on and off for the afternoon and evening. Slowed to a sprinkle to set up camp, but is pouring now. Certainly a rainy finale for the last stretch of trail! Hope to stay warm (enough) and dry (enough) tonight.