Tuesday, September 13, 2016

One More Incredible Angel

Day 161 - September 13
Mile: zero

With Susan sick and the Northern Cascades Lodge full to the brim, we faced sleeping out in the dirt while Hummingbird tried to recover. When I pleaded my situation when we got in Sunday morning to Mary, the manager of the lodge, she pulled a rabbit out of her hat and found us a room. And then, to extend the magic to miracle, when we returned on the 4pm bus after attempting to hike out yesterday, she again had a room for us in the full lodge. She said she had a feeling and held one back just in case. Tonight it's not so jammed full so we're good for (hopefully) our last evening here. All the staff here at the lodge have been incredibly nice and helpful, but Mary went so far above and beyond that we can't even begin to thank her sufficiently. For now this will have to do - Thank You Mary!

 

Our little Hummingbird is feeling much better this afternoon. She even went to the ranger station and got a junior ranger badge! We will take the shuttle in the morning and give it another try. If all goes well we will stand at the border monument on Sunday. 

 

11 comments:

  1. So glad to hear Susan is better. Thank you trail angel! Wishing you the best for your last trek of your PCT adventure.

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  2. Oh my goodness! So glad that you found a place to get well. Truly you've had ANGELS along the way. Stay safe! Mary

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  3. Thanks for filling in some of the dots of your stay. We will think of something to send to Mary as another Thank You.

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  4. Wow, a few days rest and you are blazing this trail! So glad you are making such great time. If you keep up this pace, you will be in Manning Park by Saturday! Happy Trails.

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  5. Well, though you're not able to post appears the border is within your sites. Excellent job. I bow down to both of you. You are worthy!

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  6. You made it! Congrats. 2650 miles in 165 days. Or 16.06 miles/day. That's damn incredible.

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  7. YaHOOO and congratulations on eating that PCT elephant. What a lofty goal and well deserved accomplishment. For 165 evenings we have looked at the dot slowly devour the beast. Looking at every picture and imaging what it was like. From the hot Mexican border, thru the snow covered Sierra Mountains, across Oregon and thru the rugged northern Cascades, the dot slowly ate the elephant. Today victory; swallowing the last tip of the tail. We salute your courage. Thank you for a wonderful blog. We wish you many more adventures. Papasee

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