The hikers can smell the Stehekin Bakery [over the smoke?] as they pack up for the push to High Bridge 5 miles ahead, all downhill. We can bet it will be a another smoky day for them. The five hikers and three llamas plan to lay over the next two nights at Stehekin Valley Ranch.
While in Stehekin they will plan the second leg of the trip. Wildfires have closed the PCT on their plans of going over Suiattle Pass and coming out Suiattle River Trailhead. They will still have a good trip whatever they do. So we wish them well.