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Bafrazier - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2011

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City: Hood River
State: OR
Country: USA
Begins: Aug 7, 2011
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Aug 14th, 2011
Start: Stehekin
End: Stehekin
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 44.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 490
Journal Visits: 7,560
Guestbook Views: 452
Guestbook Entrys: 6

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The Lady of the Lake II bringing in the rest of the gang

Touristing in Stehekin

Another agonizing night with the shoulder. Its time to see a doctor in Lake Chelan when we arrive there tomorrow. Today the rest of the gang showed up for an overnighter at the Stehekin Landing Lodge. We couldn't check in until the afternoon so we moseyed back to our overflow campsite and packed up our gear. My husband helped me get things packed away as it was getting difficult to do much with just one arm. My husband isnt very enthusiastic about walking/hiking long distances so he rented the only car available for transportation on the 11 miles of roads here in Stehekin. It was actually a life saver for me as I could partake in the activities - seeing Rainbow Falls, the old Stehekin School (a must see), of course the Bakery, and the old Buckner Orchard. After doing the tourist stuff, we were able to check into our room, two bedrooms, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Great place for six people. We ate dinner at the Stehekin Valley Ranch and it was excellent food. It was interesting to see the setup they have there. Oh, we ran into Ahab!!! He had just arrived and filled us in on the conditions past Pear Lake. He said they got much worse after the lake. Tons of snow and steep inclines. He didn't do the alternate detour route but stayed on the original PCT route over the Suiattle River. He used the new bridge - he just had to hoist himself up about 10 feet to get to the bridge decking. No steps to the decking yet. Being much younger than us and in better shape, he was still able to make 20-25 miles a day on the snow. It was fascinating to talk with him. He drinks this potion of powered hummus, grated parmesan cheese, and olive oil mixed with water twice a day and it keeps him going for hours. Does that sound tasty or what? It sounds like we made the correct decision to turn back last week and make the drive up to Rainy Pass where there wasn't any snow to deal with. Ahab is planning on continuing up to Manning Park, Canada. We wish you well, Ahab!

Back at our room, the rest of the gang decided to go to the 8pm free seminar on the geology of the Stehekin area. I stayed behind and rested my shoulder.

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Stevens Pass To Manning Park

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more:


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