September 10, 2017
Mile 2214 (FS-23) to Mile 2241.8 (in the shadow of Mt. Adams)
Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike: Day 128
Beautiful green burn area. Feeling intensely like I want to quit after a road walk and burnt-up trail. Then Sam leaves a note on trail, at a panoramic viewpoint of Mt. Adams, Rainier, and St. Helens that reads:
This is why we hike.
I took my sweet time standing there. Looking around and around and around with a big cheesy smile on my face. I couldn’t wait to see my friends. I came around the corner and they were all there, lounging by a beautiful stream with snacks and smiles. We decided to camp soon instead of pushing it.
Dad had to send the next package express mail to White’s Pass. We are making a road walk plan to get around this fire closure. Also talking about Leavenworth, a town that’s BAVARIA THEMED! And it might be Oktoberfest when we get there!