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2007-09-08 Snoqualmie Pass

September 8th, 2007

I was watching the peak on the west of the lake. When the sun was on it I’d start moving and thus I was the last to leave. It also meant that I was the only one to see the bear at the top of the first hill. There wasn’t anything particularly notable about the walk and soon enough I was down at Snoqualmie Pass, looking at those formidable mountains ahead. It looks like the Sierras again. A miniature version but still soaring mountains, snowy peaks and green valleys. I’m really looking forward to it.

PCT sign

The mountains ahead

Samurai Joe has caught up so we’ve split a room four ways. Thunder, Tag and Robo Cop are each going solo. The service at the Chevron is variable to say the least. I asked the guy behind the counter if I had any packages, he said I didn’t but I could check the store room. None for me but I saw a box for A-Train. The postmistress was just closing up but was going down to town and would bring back anything with my name on it. I heard from A-Train that when he asked for his box the guy denied it existed and he had to insist on checking the room personally to get it. The story goes on but basically it’s a whole mish-mash that could lead to disaster despite their plan to help us hikers.

Ok, back to the hills!

Distance today: 9.1 miles. Total distance: 2401.8 miles

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5 Responses to “2007-09-08 Snoqualmie Pass”

  1. DG Says:

    Now you are really in my back yard. I have hiked much on the trail sections you are now on – between Mt. St. Helens and Stevens Pass. We used to go there alot and to the Enchantment Lakes with my dad in the 70’s when I was a teen.

    I have skied much there too :-)

    I am back at work now, after having spent 3.5 weeks in Seattle. It is strange…and it will probably be stranger for you.

    Enjoy the North Cascades – it is a gorgeous place.

    David

  2. Lance Blyde Says:

    Thinking of you as you pass through the last challenges of the trail. Am still following your progress closely. I’m very grateful that the Fire Service computers don’t block access to your site.

  3. Alison Says:

    The trail keeps offering up spectacular and varied landscapes to challenge and inspire you.

    Keep smiling.

    Alison

  4. steven rogerson Says:

    Obviously lance blyde has nothing to do at work hahahaha

  5. steven rogerson Says:

    Having been there it is truely beautiful