Day 110 (20180718): 2435.5-2475.9

Today I resupplied at Steven's Pass which I managed to reach before they closed.

I started at 0535 after packing up with a few of my mosquito friends. I am starting to really enjoy my earlier starts as the lighting is really beautiful. In the morning I passed a lot of tents.

Quite early in the morning I had to cross a pretty strong creek where i had to get my feet wet. Getting wet feet really sucks but sometimes it cannot be avoided.

 Low lying clouds provide cool views at times

Low lying clouds provide cool views at times

I have started to meet a lot of southbounders and surprisingly to me at least, often in groups.

I had a goal for the day which was to reach Steven's Pass before 17 so I could collect my resupply for the section to Stehekin. So for most of the day I pushed myself quite hard to make sure I made it.

 Beautiful lake

Beautiful lake

I made it there before 16 and while sorting my resupply I consumed some drinks and snacks. I also charged my battery and phone and left when that was done.

 Nice open view of a ridge

Nice open view of a ridge

The day had a few beautiful sections combined with a lot of forest hiking. Mosquitos were not really an issue until the evening.

I am staying to see more snow and at lower elevation. The campsite I had originally chosen today was covered in snow.

 Evening colors peeking through the trees

Evening colors peeking through the trees

My goal for Stehekin is to get there by 1230 on Saturday so I can catch the bus and get to the post office before they close. If I do not make it I will have to wait till Monday which I really want to avoid. If I do 40+ miles the next two days it should be possible however there seems to be a lot of elevation change.