Day 57 – From tentsite at mile 801 via Pinchot Pass to tentsite, mile 814

June 16.

Left camp at 6.45am. Breakfast after the water crossing, started hiking at 8am.

Very long approach to Pinchot pass. Few scattered snow fields, but no postholing issues.

Made it to the top around 12pm. Last few meters were difficult with a small snowpatch. Took a short break only, wanted to go down quickly to avoid melting snow.

On the top, we met Galaxy and the hiker who got swept away and rescued by SAR yesterday – unbelievable. He looked a bit beat up, but they caught up on us.

The way down was again a bit of climbing, small snowfields but at the end not very steep. We found shelter from the sun and had a late lunch break until 3pm.

Lots of water crossings… First time for me to have to switch shoes and cross in my Crocs.

Pitched my tent one more time with an amazing view…

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