Thursday, September 11, 2014

Day 113 Trout Lake Trail Angels

Day 113
September 10th
21.5 miles
PCT mile 2237.5 to Trout Lake

Hiker lunch break at the first water stop of the day. There were close to 10 hikers here at one time. A hunter that we passed earlier today said he counted 22 thru-hikers in a two mile span!

Yellow Porcini Mushroom
This area of Washington is scattered with all types of mushrooms. We have seen local folks hunting for Chantrelles and Porcini mushrooms. Today I learned how to identify Porcini mushrooms. They have spores on the bottom of the cap instead of vents is one way of identifying Porcini mushrooms.

I had a friend from San Diego get me in touch with a couple (Kent and Andrea) in Trout Lake that was interested in hosting me when I went through the Trout Lake area. I had contacted Kent in Cascade Locks once I knew my ETA to Trout Lake. He was happy to host myself, Hornsby, and Buffalo. I arranged for Kent to pick Hornsby and myself up at the trailhead at 5pm. Buffalo was still ahead of us and already in town. We tracked Buffalo down and headed to Kent and Andrea's home.

Kent and Andera made a fabulous dinner for us complete with pesto pasta, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob and finished off with homemade raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, Kent made for dessert. Kent and Andrea were awesome hosts and opened their home to us for the night. A great way to spend a night off the trail with wonderful company. Thank you so much Kent and Andrea. And kudos to Thomas for getting me in touch with them.

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