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September 10, 2015 (25th Re-Ration – Snoqualamie Pass)
Stirrup Creek (2388.7) to Snoqualamie Pass (2401.9)
13.2 PCT miles today
2436.5 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 3,082 ft, – 3,630 ft
Today was all about getting to town. These days, every hour off-trail is precious, and we planned on getting in as many as possible today even though we still had over 13 miles to hike. With that as our focus, we woke up extra early, kept up a fast pace, and were fed, showered, and resting our feet in bed by 1pm. The whole rest of the afternoon was dominated by our needs for calories, time off our feet, and time with Mama Bear.
September 9, 2015
Tentsite before Bear Creek Trail Junction (2362.9) to Stirrup Creek (2388.7)
25.8 PCT miles today
2423.3 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 5,291 ft, – 6,640 ft
It seems that with sunshine comes all sorts of good tidings. Now that the weather has improved it feels as though Washington is doing her best to win us back. We still haven’t had that many views, but the craggy mountain range in the distance looks promising and Rainier continues to delight with all her grandiosity. The real treat today came in the form of incredibly generous and creative trail angels. We had not one, but two experiences with trail magic today and they did much to bolster our morale and melt away another day of many long miles. Most of all, they filled us with much-appreciated calories that fueled our bodies and made us feel much more prepared to finish this hike to Canada.