August 9 Campsite to campsite 20.8 miles 7:00-5:00
This was a killer day. Started early with 3 mile climb, some flat up over 6000 feet, then a really long climb down — all switchbacks (it was like going through airport security in Atlanta). Had lunch on bridge at bottom with Ladybug and Crow, then a brutal climb in the hot sun up over another ridge. We made a third of a circle around Glacier Peak. It was completely beautiful but totally exhausting. Had to water up 1.5 miles before the finish as it was a dry camp. Nothing like carrying 3 extra liters at the end of a 20+ day. Ahmmmm tarred.