my saying to myself was, i don't have to go fast, i just need to keep moving forward and so i did, step by step.
i made it into high bridge at about 3:30pm and had to wait until 6:15 for the bus. i dried out some wet gear and just relaxed. right about 6:00 a guy came running down from the macgregor trail and came over, turns out he had just run up the mountain, talk about hard core. we ended up talking for quite awhile and i saw him and his family in stehekin a couple of times and we headed out on the ferry together the next day and talked about all kinds of things. marriage, raising kids, nature vs. nurture, families, jobs, etc. it was much needed conversation and i really valued our paths crossing.
well, this was my third time in stehekin this year, i finally made it to the bakery the next morning, got 2 cinnamon roles to bring back for cassandra. i signed the register in the post office, made some connections with mark and james at the visitors center, even talked to jon the intern ranger for quite awhile outside the store before getting on the ferry. derrick in the store gave me the latest updates on the world cup and all i needed now was to see my wife.