October 3, 2017
Mile 2609.6 to Mile 2633 (Holman Creek Junction)
Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike: Day 152
Camping at 5033ft elevation, 500 feet lower than last night and it's still just as cold. Started hiking at 7:30am, got to camp at 6:30pm (13.4 hrs).
Saw Benny and Chill's out and back logs at the trail register in Harts Pass. The ranger station and parking lot at the pass were a welcome place to stretch out in the warm sunshine, blasting us and our damp gear with all of its might. One by one, everyone who camped together came up to the pass and sprawled out on the ground, on the tables, on the Mayor's car. We saw him today (he introduced himself as the Mayor, apparently he is Dixie's boyfriend and bringing her steaks and whiskey for the end of the trail). Did not see Vice/Boathouse/Sam in the Hart's Pass register.
All are here at the campsite. We had another fire and played more movie trivia. It is cold enough that I'm sleeping with Hot Hands, one in each sock and will probably sleep with mittens on.
Views today were outstanding. Snow on north faces of mountains, fall colors and corridors of golden larches. Terminus tomorrow so we'll try to get going by 5:30am. It will be so COLD but we want to get to Manning with some time to spare before hopping on the Greyhound.
Sleeping with our Sawyers in sleeping bags tonight. Last night on trail!!! Time to go back to the real world and all of its strangeness.
Too cold to journal anymore.