Day 112 (20180720): 2517.8-2562.3

Today my goal was to get close enough to Stehekin to catch the first shuttle. This meant stopping quite late.

 Dramatic clouds early in the day
Dramatic clouds early in the day

I had setup my tarp last night so I got a late start at 0544. The day started with a climb followed by quite a lot of snow walking.

 Quite a lot of snow walking this day, this was just before the top of the first climb in the early morning light
Quite a lot of snow walking this day, this was just before the top of the first climb in the early morning light

I did not initially hike in mist or clouds but several times during the day I had to.

 Near the top of the climb I get a view of the clouded valley I will be descending into
Near the top of the climb I get a view of the clouded valley I will be descending into

The day had a lot of climbing and luckily a few good views.

 Further down the valley was still completely filled with clouds
Further down the valley was still completely filled with clouds
 Beautiful contrast between the lush greens and the snow
Beautiful contrast between the lush greens and the snow

The trail was very overgrown in sections typically during climbs or descents. This was annoying as it makes it easy to miss rocks. Also constantly having plants brush against your legs gets tiring.

I managed to reach my goal at 2105 and met another northbound thru-hiker, Fireproof.

 Mountains from the forest
Mountains from the forest

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