Miles Hiked: 22.8
Total Mileage: 2524.9
Today I left camp at 6:00 a.m. after making two packs of Carnation breakfast with coffee. I hiked alone for the first 10 miles of the day. I only passed a few older couples. The trail passed by quite a few prominent mountain peaks. I had to wonder what they all were since I didn’t load anything on my peak finder app gifted to me by John who picked me up at Onion Valley Trailhead in the Sierras. When the trail went over a particularly rocky section, my metatarsals on my right foot started to hurt very badly again. It was bothering me a lot before trail days and then went away. It feels like I re-aggravated something. It continued to bother me for the rest of the day. Thankfully today was mostly downhill and easy. My quads and calves are so sore and tired from the last few days of hard terrain. Midnight caught up to me at Agnes Creek 10 mi into the day. We hiked all the way to High Bridge together. Trail Diva left camp before us and got to town hours earlier, presumably with minimal breaks. I was not interested in rushing to town today as I like taking many breaks these days if I can.
Midnight and I got picked up by the shuttle bus to go into Stehekin at 4:10 p.m. I saw so many other hikers getting off to go hike the last 80 miles of trail. It was overwhelming! The bus stopped at the bakery first right as they were closing. Once we got dropped off in “town” Trail Diva and Kurt thankfully had everything figured out for us. We were already in line for showers and laundry and had a place to camp. I didn’t want to do anything right away but I’m glad I did because it seemed to take everyone hours to do chores. We had a fun time hanging out at camp and went to look at the stars on the dock at night. It was memorable for sure!