Day 173

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Tbe Northern Cascades along the Pacific Crest Trail.

 

Mile 2635.9 to Mile 2653.8

Today was my last full day of hiking and I ended up camping just six miles south of the Canadian border.

I encountered a surprising number of hikers returning to Harts Pass (nearly 20) walking southbound back to Harts Pass after reaching the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Hikers sometimes choose not to go into Canada for various reasons, but instead just touch the border and go back south for 30 miles and exit at the first road.

Everyone was in a happy mood as most hikers were hiking fairly easy low mileage days through beautiful country with lovely fall colors. Everyone was congratulating each other as they had just completed the PCT or were about to the next day.

Mileage: 17.9

2 Comments on “Day 173

  1. A huge accomplishment! Congrats to you and to Deb!! I am so happy for you!! And thank you for all that you do to make hiking better and safer for the rest of us!

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