0 miles, currently at Mile 2599.3, Rainy Pass
Yup, our last zero day. At least that’s the plan. It was a pretty simple day. Aloha and I woke up and I organized some trail food, we got our stuff in the car and had breakfast. We then went to room 3 at the Duck Brand hotel to hang with the others until our room was ready. A quick grocery store stop for tortillas and I was back in room 3 for another game of Monopoly. With no frosting or gamepiece trades, I wasn’t doing so well.
A little while later the game was paused because Fun Size’s girlfriend showed up with some warm gear from home. Wow. We are so very grateful. I borrowed socks, a pair of warmer base-layer pants, a hat that looks like a weird gourd and some waterproof snowboarding mittens. My pack is ultimately stuffed, but I feel pretty confident that I’ll be warm, so I’m okay with it… for now. I’m sure my shoulders will rebel, but I can handle 60 miles of it. Right? I’m only a little confident… I have more determination that I hope will take over and carry me there. Yup, grandma Drexler, the proverbial red wagon is being dragged behind me.
So here we go… I just will not be satisfied until I get up into those newly snow-covered mountains and try to hike to Canada. If I get turned around because of conditions and have to hike on a road for 100 miles, so be it. I’m going to hike to that monument. Maybe I’ll just pretend this last stretch will be like training for the Frozen Otter adventure race. Maybe I should sign up for that in January… I’ve got so many random thoughts running through my mind. I need to focus and just hike tomorrow. Simple as a pimple. Pop and move on. Did I just say that? Weird.
Dinner was at a Mexican restaurant and I stuffed myself with delicious steak tacos and a ginormous margarita.
Thanks to all of my followers, here and on facebook. I’ve gotten so many encouraging comments from people, prayers, and willingness to help us in every way people can think of. It’s really amazing and totally humbling and I love every single one of you! I’m so happy to be sharing this journey with all of you, so you know what!? Let’s all get out on that PCT tomorrow and hike to Canada! I’m taking you all with me, just as I have this whole trip. Let’s do this!! ♡
Tonight, again, I love you, my readers and fellow hikers, rooting for us, praying for us and thinking about us. It really is a huge boost, so thank you.
Next time you hear from me, hopefully it will be a photo of me kissing that Northern Monument in Canada just like I did at the Southern Monument at the Mexican border. [Tummy Butterflies]
Thanks for reading and being a part of my journey!