What a day! So glad it is over. Not the hardest, but pretty damn close. I am at camp, safe and sound! It was freezing cold for the first half of the day, to Harts pass and beyond. We stayed above 6500 feet until the last 5 miles of the day! We walked over exposed, very windy ridges in the Pasaytun wilderness, which was beautiful, but hard to really absorb because it was so cold 😦 I wore my jacket, gloves and hat all day and had frozen fingers most of the time. No precipitation, but gloomy doom-like skies. The trail was pretty mellow with a climb in the morning, flat ridge walking midday, descent in the afternoon and then a climb to camp at 6290 feet. But, what a great campsite in the trees just on the edge of a gorgeous meadow with water from a spring nearby. This is our LAST campsite of the PCT. So weird. So crazy that I am ONLY 15 miles to the Canadian border! We are pretty stoked. I am still a bit worried about the washed out passes in the morning, but I know I will be fine. We ran into 3 ppl coming back down from the border to Harts Pass as we were setting up camp: Storytime, and the couple with the Husky dogs. They finished yesterday, and said the trail is great to the end, and no need to worry about those washouts. YAY!!! So, we just have one more challenge in the morning, and then it is all downhill to the monument at the border! WOO HOO!
So tired today. Feet are hurting, but still not as bad as they were at Snoqualmie Pass. Hiked and camped with Skip, Astrid and Israh just ahead, Caveman, Sherpa, Sundog and Giggles just behind (they decided to camp lower). Hoping for a GREAT last day tomorrow. Canada, here I come!