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.
Today is another day full of great views:
After getting above Glacier Pass, the trail is a very gradual up/down traverse, as seen in the photos below:
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.
Here’s the view looking south at where I came from today.
I can’t believe that my PCT adventure is almost over!
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