HUNDREDS OF LAKES
PCT Day 134: Mile 2295.2 – Mile 2319.8
Thursday August 25, 2016: 24.6 miles (39.4 km)
I slept soundly once the horses across the lake settled. I was awake about 5.30 and on the trail less then an hour later.
I must have passed in excess of 100 lakes today. Some quite small about the size of a backyard pool and often unnamed while others were very large. The clarity of the water also varied significantly, with some seeming to have huge amounts of pollen on them almost forming a slick. Some of the meadows also appear to be old lakes which have filled up over time.
The walking was mainly in forest which was a nice relief from the heat. There were fewer photo stops today. Occasionally Mount Rainer would come into view and it seems like it was getting closer and we were looking at the Eastern face which seems to have a lot of snow and ice on it.
I had plans to try make it to Sheep Lake but as it got towards 7.30pm my feet were telling me they had had enough for the day. About the same time I saw a nice campsite, just above a small circular lake and about 1.5 miles from the trail head and the highway. I even thought I may have cell service but that was not to be.
So glad you are making such good progress no update on corky hope she will be able to come to see you finish,I ave so enjoyed the pictures.my granddaughter Ella Raff is also on trail a few days behind you she is aka red riding hood.congrats on your progress.keep us informed re corkys progress Anne from Devon england
Hi Anne when I picked up my resupply package at Trout Lake, I saw a package for Ella and so I know she is not far behind. I hope I see her on the trail.
Corky is getting intensive physiotherapy on the ankle and is catching up with friends at home. She is returning to Vancouver September 13th and we will continue our journey, albeit Corky will not be able to hike any distance.