25th August 2015
Trout Lake (2237.1) to Pondside camp (2264.2)
Countdown to Canada 395.9 miles, 637km
The trail is closed, so time to adapt and make up my own route on some remote roads. But first I needed to get back to the trail.
The hitch from Trout Lake back to the trailhead was easy enough. Less than five minutes wait and the first car picked up Crunchmaster and I. We set off on the road detour. As the trail closed yesterday nobody had yet walked the detour. In fact there was no official detour that we knew about until a group of us hikers asked some questions of some Rangers and formulated our own plan. Late last night two other hikers, Johnny Walker and Puzzler set out on the road walk, we followed this morning.
Crunchmaster and I started hiking at 9am and were back on the PCT after completing the road walk at 5pm. Navigation was easy, water was no more than 3 or 4 miles apart and there were camping options for the second half of the hike. There were two glacially silted rivers, keep walking there are clear streams just a little further on. Have fun and good luck. Cheers, Shepherd.
Oh and when I got back on the trail there was a note from my friend Sally who was hiking southbound. This whole fire thing stopped is from meeting up. I should see her at White Pass.