Day 106

Cosmo and I enjoyed our van life road trip up to Seattle, where we linked up with my good friend Forrest and his wife Neesha. We arrived with just enough time to get dinner with friends, see a little bit of he city, and then settle in for the night.

Day 107

Today has been the best zero thus far. Our morning started with a complimentary hotel breakfast and we scored a free Bloody Mary. 

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After breakfast, I treated myself to a yoga class - thank goodness for Corepower being in Seattle! I have missed my yoga community and my body has missed stretching. The class was just what I needed - it hurt so good.

After class I strolled back to Ballard and was treated to Mighty-O vegan doughnuts.

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After devouring my doughnuts I walked down the street to the farmers' market and somehow managed to get a free meal from Tandoozi, the Indian food stand.

Then we worked off our full bellies by biking around town on the new Seattle Lime Bikes. It felt good to do something different from walking. On our ride we stopped frequently to eat blackberries which are in abundance all over the city this time of year.

Seattle's Golden Gardens

Seattle's Golden Gardens

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After biking to the beach Cosmo and I popped into Trader Joe's to resupply and then headed back to meet Forrest and Neesha for a rooftop veggie burger dinner.

Forest grilling up some veggie patties

Forest grilling up some veggie patties

Neesha, Forrest, and Brady

Neesha, Forrest, and Brady

After dinner we packed up our stuff and Forrest, Cosmo, Brady (Forrest's dog), and I hopped on a ferry to Manchester where we would spend the night.

Forrest, Brady, Cosmo, Me

Forrest, Brady, Cosmo, Me

Cosmo reading on the ferry

Cosmo reading on the ferry

Moon over the water

Moon over the water

Day 108 

Today Cosmo, Forrest, Brady, and I all head up to Harts Pass to get back to the trail! 

 

Forrest

Forrest

Brady

Brady

On our drive up to Harts Pass we found Mellow Yellow and Boulder (not pictured) hitching near North Cascade National Park! 

Mellow Yellow and Cosmo

Mellow Yellow and Cosmo

After a long and winding drive we made it to Harts Pass. We signed the trail register, set up camp, and cooked dinner.

We met Cooper, a northbound hiker, and she joined us for the evening. She told us stories about her adventure and encouraged us that Washington is going to be great.

Back: Boulder, Mellow Yellow Cosmo. Front: Me, Brady, Forrest

Back: Boulder, Mellow Yellow Cosmo. Front: Me, Brady, Forrest

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