Stevens Pass

PCT 2018 Day 102, August 2, Thursday

Start mile 2447.3, campsites near seasonal stream

End mile 2474.4, campsite

Miles walked: 27.1

The morning has changed to very cool, with fog. Fog plays on the surface of lakes, swirling and spinning. Eventually the trail leads to the ski lifts of Stevens Pass resort. Granite Lodge has some snacks, slow wifi, and a hiker box, and I pick up a supply box mailed to me by Cairn. Hot Sauce is there, too, and we learn of a new fire south of Stehekin, with a re-route. We already knew about another fire just north of Stehekin that also closed the trail. Back on the trail after a couple hours break, the familiar pattern of lakes and ridges resumes, with unusually cool temperature, becoming overcast. A steady rain patters against the tent all night long.

Finished audiobook How to Disappear Completely, the Terrible Business of Salmon and Dusk, by Myke Bartlett.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.