Plan: Arrive in Manning Park, BC (Canada) on October 11th.
To do: ~200 miles to hike between now and then.
We are stopped in the bustling metropolis of Baring, WA, at the Dinsmores' Hiker Heaven. It is a little slice of heaven indeed. We have had laundry, hot showers, and we are now watching "Fried Green Tomatoes", as a hormone-balancing chaser to "Terminator 2". If the boys don't carefully monitor the VCR, I may slip in "Ghost".
The weather has been incredible, blue skies and no clouds. The views have been phenomenal--Sierras-like, with granitic towers, deep glacial lakes and snow fields. Gangles and I took a 30 minute detour today, atop a ski lift operation booth. Possibly the best place I've shared a candy bar ever.
And, at Deception Lakes, we took our probable last swim on this section of PCT. Swiss Miss called it the "gangliest swim video ever". I think the average BMI of video participants is in the mid-teens. We'll post the video later. Stay tuned.
Anyhow, spirits are high, as we are so close to the border. Our next and last stop is Stehekin, WA.