Daily miles – 14
Total miles – 2292
Damp night. We awesome keep in the cloud and it was misting on us. Cold and damp. Beardoh’s underquilt got a bit wet from the blowing rain and the tricky hang that we tried to fit ourselves into last night…. Live and learn.
We walked in the cloud for a couple hours. We were largely descending for the day, but did have a solid climb in the middle. We saw just one hiker today – Ohm.
We made it down to White Pass a bit after noon, and we were happy to find a couple that were doing Trail Magic in a parking lot near the pass. What a nice surprise 🙂 they had fixings for burritos. It was excellent! We enjoyed the food, as well as talking with them and learning about Morgan’s work with the forest service working on Trail Crew in the Naches Ranger District. Thanks Morgan and Kennan!
The store was holding packages, so we headed up there and the got a room at the lodge next door. It felt like everything was off to a nice start with friendly people at both the lodge and the convenience store. Our room was excellent at the lodge, kind of a little studio with kitchen and couch. The convenience store let’s hikers wash clothes there and there was enough food for us to get a bite for lunch and grab food for dinner. All our errands taken care of within a block and a few hours, perfect.