A long night of snowfall. Had to push heavy, wet snow off my tarp every hour to keep the walls from sagging. Coldest, most sleepless night on trail yet. Hitched from Rainy Pass into Winthrop for the night. Hard to believe I'm only 60 miles from Canada. Just three more days of hiking to go, but they'll be snowy.
Hiked into White Pass to resupply. Got a ride into Packwood from an old carni kid who got to see many national parks because his parents owned a traveling animal freak show. Heard stories about things with double snouts and too many legs. Wish I could have seen that picture of him as a kids posing with the butt-faced baboon. Here I am in laundry loaner clothes at the Packwood Motel.
Very lucky day on quiet road 23. Was just about to give up on getting a hitch to Trout Lake for resupply and start my long, hungry walk to White Pass when a hunter named Andy gave me a ride. He also gave me a bag of sunflower seeds. Got a ride back from a local guy named Reese. Thanks! Back on trail, I hiked by mt. Adams and at one point had to duck into the trees to avoid a runaway pony coming down the trail, its owners chasing it on horseback. Hiked to pct mile 2249.
Hiked back into Timberline from camp for the breakfast buffet. I ate 4 biscuits with gravy, 9 sausage links, a slice of ham, 2 helpings of scrambled eggs, 2 quiches that were 4 inches in diameter, and drank lots of coffee. Then hiked past Ramona Falls to pct mile 2119.