PCT DAY 48: Saturday August 12, 2017
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Stehikin is an absolutely georgeous place. From the map I can see that the lake is huge, but from the Stehikin ferry landing you only see a small portion. Last night I sat on the jetty watching the sun set over the lake. Such a magical spot. Another place that is going to be hard to leave.

It was so nice to have a morning coffee and be able to stay in my sleeping bag not having to go anywhere.  Just watch the sky come to life through the towering pines above me.

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The few marshmallow clouds I could see in the sky grew through the day. The day was cooler then yesterday and lightly overcast with some predictions of rain. I walked the 2 miles over to the bakery to have lunch and recharge my camera battery. The road walk over went right by the lake. I cannot get over how clear and green the water is, it was so tempting to jump in.

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It was great to have a relaxed lunch at the bakery. I had a delicious tuna melt, a blueberry muffin and a fantastic coffee. I haven’t eaten so much food in one sitting for a long time. Just as well I had to wait for the battery to finish charging as I don’t think I could walk, I was so full.

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I’m feeling so relaxed I don’t know that I will be able to put my pack back on tomorrow and finish off the 82 miles to Canada.

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There have been so many wonderful lakes along the PCT last year in California and this year in Oregon and Washington that I would like to revisit if there is an opportunity. And Lake Chelan is high up in the list. The bakery alone is worth a revisit.

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