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PCT day 8: zero in Stehekin

Wake up, take another shower just for kicks, eat slices of french toast and piles of hashbrowns for breakfast, hop on the shuttle to town. Since it’s pretty much a tourist bus, we stop at Rainbow Falls (a very short trail to a very pretty waterfall) and the bakery, which we’re so very very much looking forward to stopping at again on our way out of town tomorrow. 

More “very” about today: very lazy, very warm, very clean (relatively speaking). We’re just hanging out in tiny Stehekin, eating and drinking things (Snickers ice cream bars, beers, etc). We also spread out the contents of our packs, looking for things we haven’t used or can live without to send home. I know that getting comfortable carrying less water is the biggest way I can save weight, but every ounce counts, so bye-bye spare sports bra and bye-bye sleeping pad stuff sack and, yep, bye-bye fancy baseplate compass. 

It’s gonna be hot in the next section, though, so I’m gonna keep the extra Platypus bottle I haven’t used since day three. 

I spend most of the afternoon figuring out how to get photos from my camera to my blog via my phone. Et voila! 

ElanaJuly 22, 2015 - 3:03 pm

I love reading about your adventures! Can’t get enough of it! Sending you love on your journey. xoox

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