PCT Mile 80 /2650
I’m grateful that alarm setting and bus catching are something I’ve left behind on trail, for the most part. Today was an exception as I wanted to catch the 1230pm to the tiny town of Stehekin.
I packed up my tent and was on trail by 5am. It was a sweltering 17 mile hike to the bus stop.
I’d sent my first resupply food box here and was glad to find it waiting for me at the Post Office. I was also able to do a clothes wash and have much needed shower. Bliss.
It’s my birthday tomorrow and a friend gifted me money to treat myself to a hotel room for the night. It’s pricey but feels worth every dollar.
I’m so excited to sleep in a bed!
Not to wake up cold, nor sliding down my tent on my sleeping mat, not itching from some random bites.
These photos are of me looking like ‘hiker trash’ using my sleeping bag liner for dignity while I wash all my smelly clothes; the river I waited at to get the bus, my new friend ‘Legs’ having a beer outside the hotel.
Back to the Trail tomorrow – hoping to hit mile 100 by night fall – and I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday. “What is life if not a beautiful adventure?”