I fell in love with the PCT.
I awoke at first light and looked out over the lake.
The sky was blue and soon the sun kissed the mountain tops.
|The morning was all blue sky & sunshine!|
|PCT trail sign at the junction with the Bear Gap trail.|
The views just kept getting better and better. Mount Rainier framed the skyline.
|Bob's shadow and Mount Rainier towering over the trail.|
As I headed north and gained elevation I could see for miles.
Mount Adams towered in the distance.
|Mount Adams in the distance.|
I walked through field after field of wild flowers.
I was in love.
|A deer bounded from the trail and headed to the meadows.|
By 2 PM I reached the Urich shelter.
|Urich cabin. Lots of through hikers on the PCT stay here in the wet rainy September and October months.|
I had walked over 18 miles just on the PCT. I soaked my feet and changed my socks.
Lunch was a protein bar and peanut butter.
The hut is near the jeep road (Naches trail).
Lots of people started showing up, so I decided to head back and camp at the junction with the Arches trail.
|My camp after walking 26 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.|
It's a new record for me.
The sun is still shining.
The trail has touched my soul.
I am in love, and it feels wonderful!