8 people on trail
Lots of people at stehekin
Met lizard and Hanson
Stayed at stehekin valley ranch
Today I woke up around six and decided that I wanted to sleep more so I went back to bed after going pee and eating a small snack and woke up again at 7:30.
I hiked 8.2 miles in 3 1/2 hours to make it to the spot that the shuttle picks up hikers to take to stehekin. It should’ve only been 7.8 miles, but I went .2 miles the wrong way haha. When I got to shuttle pick up, I still had 25 minutes to spare. I did not stop hiking the entire 8.2 miles. My feet hurt a lot when I made it to the picnic table. We had a very in-depth tour from the shuttle driver along the way to stehekin. We also stopped at the bakery and I got a huge carrot cupcake and ate it way too fast. I also got a cinnamon bun, but then I lost it at some point during the day and I never got to eat it so that was sad. Turns out that the general store did not have the food that I confirmed that they had over the phone so I needed to somehow resupply for the next eight days on just ramen and almonds. Not exactly ideal. I also heard from someone that they had to self arrest three times on the next section so I decided to skip this section for my well-being. I stayed at Stehekin Valley Ranch, which has great food, but pretty expensive and wouldn’t stay again during the pct considering they don’t have wifi or power in the tent cabins (which was the cheapest option). I met some new hikers. I haven’t seen before, and re-met some hikers I saw from the desert. Everyone is flipping up to different places because the Sierra is very dangerous to go through right now. I’ve decided that tomorrow I will take the ferry boat ride to Chelan, and from there get a hitch or bus to Wenatchee and stay there for the night as it is a much cheaper option. Then I will go to Leavenworth the next day and enjoy myself before getting back on trail. I hung out with Hansen a bunch tonight and convinced him to also take the ferry boat ride to chelan because he has to stay and wait for a package that’s been delayed.