Crossed the 2400 mile mark today on my way down to Snoqualmie Pass. It was like hiking in the Whites today with all the roots and rocks and ups and downs. Met a work crew doing trail maintenance. On of them, Saunter, who just finished his triple crown, gave me lots of good data on hiking the CDT next; plus a nice crisp apple!
Hiking under the ski lifts the view up into Snoqualmie Pass was impressive. Lots of hikers arrived while I was at the minimart during the afternoon but I decided it wasn't worth $100 for a hotel room. Had brunch at the pancake restaurant and was going to head back to the trail when I got word that the ski bar, Webbs, was having an all you can eat taco dinner Thursday special for $7.00. Had to stay for a few beers and tacos. The bar also had a Sam Ads sponsored "Stein Hoisting" contest that was fun to watch but didn't look fun to do. LoL. Hiked out at dark and almost ran into a picnic table near the trailhead. Good enough for me; I slept on the picnic table.