Hitch #1 complete. This past week my crew and I completed our first week-long hitch together, and I have to say it was pretty amazing.
We started off the week with teams of two heading into the wilderness from different trails and working our way to our campsite location. Technically I was on the “medium difficultly trail” in comparison to what everyone else had to work on to get to camp. I say this portion in quotations because I had this great idea to pack a gallon of ice cream in my pack in a yeti container so we all could have ice cream for dessert. It took a hefty amount of will power to not eat it anytime along the 10 mile trail. The first day was a bit of a hot one and long for everyone so the ice cream making it until after dinner time that day was epic to say the least. I also want to add for any ice cream/backpacking people out there it totally could have lasted AT LEAST another day or two.
The rest of the trip consisted of logging out along the PCT as well as rerouting a portion of the trail on the PCT due to an enormous log that happened to fall right on the path. I really enjoyed working on the PCT, I was always happy to talk with hikers passing through during their travels. In addition one entire day was dedicated to removing a large log that fell on a bridge. It was great seeing everyone work as a team as well as learning about rigging.
Weirdly enough when it came time to head out of the wilderness I wasn’t really ready. I’ve worked and lived in a tent before and by the end of the trips I have always been SO ready to get back to civilization. I suggested we just head to town to restock with food and head back out and say we “got lost”. Unfortunately not everyone was on board so I’m here at a coffee shop in Roslyn, WA writing a blog instead. Luckily only a month until the next trip out.