30-Breakin’

Start: Sheep Lake (2334)
Camp: White Pass (2303)
Maybe it was meeting my first NOBO’s, or maybe it was the possibility of eating prepared food that night or of catching my friends. Maybe I just kept hiking to escape the mosquitoes or because my pack was light and didn’t tire me like before. I hiked quickly though, that was the big difference. I swung stiffened feet on flexed legs by tautened core. I stopped three times, to cook three meals, and to the people I met I spoke with my pack on. By 5:00 p.m. I knew it was going to happen and I made up a little song: Body Movin’ by the Beastie Boys with the words “Body moving” changed to “Thirty-breakin'”. I was excited and by 7:00 p.m. I had reached White Pass. Mike and Maggie were there and they hugged me, sweat and all. They were just about to go and setup camp with a pair I’d not yet met, Jacob and Alexis. The store was just closing and I got some food from the hot bar and left my resupply box for tomorrow. We camped together in the meadow and stayed up late swapping trail tails.

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Mt. Ranier after the fog (finally) lifted.

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