The Calm Ahead of the Storm: Nearing the Finish

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Nearly carried out. Two towns lie in among myself and the northern terminus. The resupply selections are not the finest so we’ve sent packages there. The trail gods smile upon me as the finish comes into view. Here’s much more of the procedure.

Day 127 (cont)

Just after breakfast, we went back to the hut to get prepared for having back on trail and hanging out. There had been some Altra trail runner footwear that somebody had left that had been utilized, but had been in superior shape than mine so I attempted them on. The trail gods had been with me and like Cinderella, they had been a ideal match. And if they did belong to a SOBO hiker who left them right here, then they had been fortunate footwear. They had gotten a hiker at the get started of their journey from the border to this town and by golly they had been going to get an additional hiker at the finish of his journey back to the border. Not quite a few footwear get started and finish a thru-hike.

Old shoes

Old Footwear

Lucky Shoes

Fortunate Footwear

Ate some dinner and then played some cards till going to see the Lion King. We got there a bit early so we got some ice cream out of a waffle cone. Which could be my favourite way to consume ice cream. I definitely enjoyed the film much more than I believed I would. The music was as excellent as I try to remember and the visual effects had been extraordinary. It felt like I was watching a nature documentary with a definitely fantastic story and music. Planned about a fire closure and narrowed down the finish date till bed when we got back.

Day 128

Woke up and packed up. Got a ride from a Trail Angel up towards the trail. She dropped us off and hiked back up to trail. Hung out with everyone til I outpaced them up to the trail. Sweets caught me and we leapfrogged for the day. Created it to a spring with a excellent view and Wraps and Hyperlink showed up. Hung with them for a bit ahead of pushing on. Filled up and ran into Sweets at a junction for an alternate. Set up camp and ate and slept.

Trail views

Day 129

Woke up as Sweets was leaving. Packed up and got out. Took an alternate by way of some beautiful forest. I adore how quiet a dense forest can be. There was a confusing section on Guthooks but on trail it was simple. Took a break for lunch and pushed on. Yet another new section that dropped onto some roads. Filled up some water as I was unsure what the water predicament additional on. Pushed along till I stopped for dinner. There was a lot of service this section so I watched some Television. Pushed a bit additional til I set up for bed.

Day 130

Montana sunrise

Got up and out early. Walked into the sunrise, which was beautiful. I’ve definitely enjoyed this section immensely. Pushed till the highway and hitched in. Met Sweets at a good coffee shop and walked about the downtown, waiting for the other folks to show up. Met them at some meals and then went to resupply. Got back to the hotel and showered and packed meals. It is going to various towns so will head to the Post Workplace tomorrow. Got some pizza and hung out for the evening til bed.

Day 131

Slept in a bit and ate the rest of the pizza for breakfast. Swapped some socks out at the gear retailer and sent the resupplies off to the subsequent couple of towns. Chores becoming carried out, we hung out till a midday displaying of the newest Tarantino film. I definitely enjoyed it, rather classic Tarantino. Got some bbq for lunch and came back to the hotel to chill. A chill evening ahead of heading back out tomorrow. Only two town stops left.

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