Sep 2: Glacier Pass to campsite above Holman Creek Trail junction (PCT miles 2612.6 to 2638.3)

I awoke before dawn to get a jump on the long uphill I have today.  Low clouds were rolling into Glacier Pass as I climbed the ridge above it.UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2650

Today is another day full of great views:UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2651UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2653UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2654

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After getting above Glacier Pass, the trail is a very gradual up/down traverse, as seen in the photos below:

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I passed by the last PCT road crossing, Harts Pass.  I was hoping for trail magic but found none.  Then I passed a couple of day hikers and chatted with them.  They gave me a Honey Crisp Apple as Trail Magic.  It was the best apple I have ever eaten!

I hiked up into a high valley where I would set up camp.  It will be my last night actually on the PCT: Tomorrow I will reach the Northern Terminus (the end of the PCT) and then hike another 4 miles into Canada to camp.  I decided to find a remote location in this valley to camp.  Unfortunately, this valley seems to be a Mecca for horse campers.  I found some very remote camp sites, but they were all fouled with horse dung.  I’m not sure how horse camping works – is one really camped next to piles of horse dung and piss?  Perhaps they bring cots and I guess they are quite comfortable with the smell.  But, it’s not for me.  I found a place a little bit away from the listed PCT campsite, and enjoyed my last night on PCT.

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Here’s the view looking south at where I came from today.

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I can’t believe that my PCT adventure is almost over!

Thanks for reading!

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