Started: Dirt Road (2197.9)
Ended: Trout Lake Creek (2223.8)
Total Miles: 25.9
Achievements: 2,200 Miles
Not much to say about today. There were no big climbs, so I hit 14 miles by noon. As we were planning a 26 mile day, I was free to take it easy the rest of the day.
I did hit the 2,200 mile marker.
At one of the trail heads they had a log book. It was one of the first I have run into in a while. It was good to see some of the names of hikers I know in there. I know Stuck on the Ground is way ahead of me. It seems that Superstar is with her. I’ve passed Napoleon without seeing her.
As we continue, the number of hikers dwindle. In the end, according to the PCTA, 86% will drop out. Despite all odds, I’m still going strong.
Mother Hen, Khaleesi, and I have a reservation on the 9:30 shuttle to Trout Lake. I have five miles to hike to meet it, so tomorrow morning is going to be relaxing.
My goal is to charge my power bank, pick up my box, supplement it if necessary, get some lunch, and hit the trail. Ideally, I still do 20 miles.
With the Terminus open, my estimated ending date is September 25th. My wife and my anniversary is the 26th. I’d like to be home by then. I need time to get from Manning Park to Seattle to catch a flight. I’m not sure how I’m going to do that, but that is a problem for later. Right now, my goal is to shave off a couple of days. Ideally, I’d finish the hike on the 22nd or 23rd. I still have some chances to do that. Entering and leaving Trout Lake in one day will help.
I’m so glad this hike will get a proper finish.