June 16 – Resupply

Zero Day
So I have now met many hikers with names like Jolly Green Giant, Special 41, Thatch, AM, Pacer, Sticky Fingers, Brazil Nut, Borders, and said good-by to my friend Tomer from Israel.

Notes from the last section:
A long-sleeved sun shirt and wide brimmed hat a must, lightweight gaiters to keep dirt out of shoes would be helpful and the springs are the best!! It is all a out the water. Pros from this section, I loved it all.

The next section from Walker Pass to Kennedy Meadows will also be interesting and yes I am going to get cleaned up with a 5 gallon jug of water!

I probably won’t have cell service until the top of Mount Whitney.

Gear note:
Need additional solar panels to charge phone

Trail Angels

Okie Girl Camp at Walker Pass Campground

4 Comments

  1. You met Sticky Fingers! That’s great. I follow her blog, too.

  2. http://www.wta.org/trail-news/signpost/pct-reroute-news

    PCT Reroute News
    Posted by Lace Thornberg at Jun 17, 2010 10:45 AM | Permalink
    Filed under: Backpacking Destinations, Snoqualmie Region
    If you’re planning to hike on the Pacific Crest Trail north of Snoqualmie Pass this summer, your plans may have to change a bit.

    A backpacker sets up a tent along the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo by Ted Willhite.
    Due to damage from the 2009 Lemah Fire, an emergency closure of the Pacific Crest Trail 2000.6 has been issued for public safety until further notice. The Pacific Crest Trail is now closed to public use from the Mineral Creek Trail (#1331) to the Lemah Meadows Trail (#1323.2). Two detour options exist for hikers and a third detour route is available for stock users. Repairs will begin in late July 2010.

    We’re listing the detour route descriptions in full here so that they can be easily available to hikers online. Even better, you’ll want to download the map, which really will help orient you to these detours.

    Detour A: This detour limits the distance travelled off of the Pacific Crest Trail and allows for access to Park Lakes Basin. Detour route is described south to north.

    At the junction of the Mineral Creek Trail 1331 with the Pacific Crest Trail, descend the Mineral Creek Trail for 5 miles to the Trailhead Forest Service Road 4600.
    Head east on Road 4600 for approximately 5 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 4616.
    Continue westerly on the Pete Lake Trail 1323 for 5 miles to the junction of the Lemah Meadows Trail 1323.2.
    Take the Lemah Meadows Trail 1323.2 to the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail 2000.6 and the northern terminus of the detour route.
    Detour B: This detour limits the amount of travel on Forest Service System Roads. Detour Route is described south to north.

    At Snoqualmie Pass, head north on Forest Service Road 9040 for approx 1 mile to the Snow Lake Trailhead.
    Take the Snow Lake Trail 1013 approximately 3 miles to the junction of the Rock Creek Trail 1013.1.
    Descend the Rock Creek Trail 1013.1 for 3 miles to the junction of the Middle Fork Trail 1003.
    Turn right on the Middle Fork Trail 1003 heading eastward for approximately 5 miles to its terminus at the junction of the Dutch Miller Gap Trail 1030.
    Continue right, eastward, on the Dutch Miller Gap Trail 1030 for approximately 7 miles to Dutch Miller Gap.
    At Dutch Miller Gap, Trail 1030 becomes the Dutch Miller Gap Trail 1362 on the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest.
    Descend Dutch Miller Gap Trail 1362 4 miles to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail 2000.6 and the terminus of the reroute.
    Detour C: All stock users must use the following detour. Stock Users must trailer between Snoqualmie Pass and the Pete Lake Trailhead. Dayriding is permitted to Ridge Lake. Stock travel is highly discouraged beyond Ridge Lake to Park Lakes Basin due to hazardous trail conditions.

    From Snoqualmie Pass, travel east on Interstate 90 to Exit 80 “Salmon La Sac and Roslyn.”
    Turn left at exit and travel for 4 miles to State Route 903.
    Travel north on State Route 903 for approx. 16 miles to FS Road 46.
    Turn left onto FS Road 46 and follow signs approx. 6 miles to the Pete Lake Trailhead.
    Take the Pete Lake Trail #1323 for 5 miles to the junction of the Lemah Meadows Trail # 1323.2.
    Take the Lemah Meadows Trail #1323.2 to the junction of the Pacific Crest Trail #2000.6 and the northern terminus of the detour route.
    If you have any questions concerning this detour, contact the Cle Elum Ranger District.

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