Day 144 – 8/24/14

Day 144
8/24/14
17.4 miles
2513.1 total miles

Hot mocha for morning break!  Pure decadence. 

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The weather forecast was correct. We got thunder, lightening,  rain and hail this afternoon. We sat out under a tree twice for about an hour each time. My umbrella was worth it’s weight today. The great thing about the rain today is that it didn’t block any views.

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We camped early…. 5pm. We are on a ridge near White Pass with a view of snow covered ridges and peaks in both directions.

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We met Fred who hiked the PCT with 2 friends in 1973. He was one of the first 10 people to have hiked the trail. He said he might camp with us but then found another spot. Bummer. I had lots of questions for him.

It’s 8:30pm and almost completely clear. Bodes well for a great day tomorrow.  Oh, hot miso soup followed by another hot dinner is making me spoiled.

Tomorrow could be a big day. We might hike 28 miles, 9500 ft of climbing.

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