Day 106: The Clock Ticks

Started: Tentsite (1805.8)

Ended: Crater Lake National Park (1820.9)

Total Miles: 15.1 + 3.0 Bonus

Making up for yesterday’s laziness, I set my alarm for 5 a.m. I needed to hussle to the post office before it closed at 3 p.m. Little did I know that all hiker boxes went to the village store.

Getting up a five is what I need to do going forward. This past section was expected to take 5.2 days. I did it 4.5. That moved my finishing day closer one day. Right now I’m projecting finishing on 9/27. My goal is 9/24. That assumes two days off and no closures. Currently, there are two closures in Washington. It also assumes that I’ll spend the night at the town I am resupplying.

So, if I was able to get out of here today, I could start working on another day. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be. My resupply box wasn’t due until 2:30. I showered and did the laundry. Waiting in the queue, that wasn’t done until after 4 p.m.

I’ve always wanted to see Crater Lake, so I’ll take the PCT alternate trail and so it in the morning.

On the health front, my “broken toe” has returned to normal. To compensate, the zipper on my tent is now broken. I’m sleeping with my mosquito net as though I’m cowboy camping. I’m good with that for now.

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