Today had the distinction of being incredibly challenging and spectacularly scenic, making it possibly the best day on the PCT to date. I took the original route along the west side of Glacier peak in perfect, clear weather.
Highlights included walking a log 20ft above the White Chuck River, losing trail amongst a tangle of blowdowns over Sitkum Creek, and panting up Fire Creek Pass to be treated to a stunning view of the jagged, glacier-riddled northern Cascades.
Halfway through the last stage and doing well!
ELEVATION RANGE (ft): 3,730-6,500
DAYTIME TEMPERATURE RANGE (F): 42-82
WEATHER: Clear, sunny day. Cloudless with light breeze from the east.
BREAKFAST: Blueberry walnut granola mixed w/ carnation instant breakfast and instant coffee (940 cal)
LUNCH: Chocolate Chip Peanut CrunchClif Bar (250 cal)
12 squares Cadbury dark bar (300 cal)
DINNER: Freeze-dried rice and chicken (840 cal)
Jello Oreo Cookie instant pudding (450 cal)
SNACK: 6.6 oz pizza flavored goldfish (840 cal)
TOTAL CALORIES: 3,620