[pct-l] Stehekin Fire Detour

Tobin Zerba tobin at zerba.com
Wed Aug 19 15:56:47 CDT 2015

If you do this route you can stop at Midway Market if you need immediate supplies, it's not far from where Chiwawa River Road meets Chiwawa loop road.  There is also an awesome pizza place "Headwaters" near where Highway 207 crosses the Wenatchee river (just south of Lake Wenatchee).  Both are on the way to Highway 2. 

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From: Pct-L [mailto:pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net] On Behalf Of Rob Langsdorf
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:43 PM
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Subject: Re: [pct-l] Stehekin Fire Detour

Last week "Man, Bear, Pig" hiked up to Suiattle Pass and then to Lyman Lake and then took a cross country route through Spider Gap and down to a trail head on Phelps Creek. From there he got a ride down Chiwawa River road to 207 and down to US 2. From there he got a ride to Chilan and took the boat to Stehekin.
I had talked to him near the Suiattle River junction on one afternoon. When I hiked from the Bridge Creek Trail Head down to the Fireweed trail junction 3 days later I ran into Blue Feather, who said that "Man Bear Pig" had already picked up his supplies at Stehekin and had already passed Rainy Pass. So it might be worthwhile to check out this route as an option to get to Stehekin.
I hope that they are able to get the Blankenship fire out enough to allow PCT hikers to just hike through. But this other option might work for others, who are skilled at cross country travel, to get to Stehekin.

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