Date: Saturday, 12 August 2017
Start: Where PCT crosses Highway 12 in White Pass at Mile 2292.4, 4409 ft
Finish: Where PCT crosses Highway 12 in White Pass at Mile 2292.4, 4409 ft
Daily Miles: 0.0 PCT
Total PCT Miles: 1752.4
Weather: Thunder storm and some rain early, then warm and sunny.
Accommodation: Room at Packwood Inn Motel in Packwood
Breakfast: Corn beef hash with scrambled eggs & hash browns, and toast.
Lunch: Toasted turkey & cheese sandwich with fries.
Dinner: Salad, chicken-fried steak & vegetables, ice-cream, tapioca & watermelon
Aches: None today
Highlight: Looks like the smoke haze has cleared, since Mt Rainier is clearly visible from town.
Lowlight: None really.
Pictures: No pictures today
Not much to report about today. The usual shopping, eating and laundry, all done at a leisurely pace. For a change, Packwood is a relatively compact little town, so it hasn’t required much walking around to complete my tasks.
I saw on Facebook that a wildfire has closed another section of the PCT in Oregon near Sisters where I was a few weeks ago and that has me hoping the thunder storms of the last two days don’t continue and start any more fires near me (or anywhere).
I have the usual plan for leaving town tomorrow. Breakfast at the adjacent restaurant when it opens at 7:00am, and then hitching the trail 20 miles back to the trail. Hopefully there are some kind motorists heading my way early on a Sunday morning.