Stevens Pass (2461) to Wenatchee Pass (2479)
At Stevens Pass, Jan and I went into town for rest and food. The highlight of Skykomish was the library where I studied field guides and dowloaded plant and lichen identification resources while watching the rain fall outside. At the Cascadia Inn, I took hot baths to make up for not swimming. It was important for my feet to get rest, but I was glad to get back on the trail today.
|Anish, Jan, and Joan at Stevens Pass|
Jan and I were thrilled that Anish gave us a ride to the trail from town and hiked a few miles with us. I was nervous since we hike slow, but quickly forgot about that because she had so much knowledge of the area. Such a treat to hear from someone who loves this area so much and who told us that this next section of the PCT is "The best section of whole Pacific Crest Trail!" Not the best in Washington, The Best!
That passion and excitement was evident in her stories, and gave us a mental boost that fueled our first day.
While there was no rain we did have threatening skies with active clouds all shades moving and swirling.
The blueberries continued to be so thick, constant, tasty, and plentiful. We surprised ourselves by hiking more miles than anticipated and still found a quiet campsite. A great start to this next section!
|Hammocking camping is wonderful in Washington|