Day 12 was a day to unwind and relax before my trip home tomorrow. I originally built this day into the schedule in case I needed it to complete the hike. Fortunately, I didn’t need it for that purpose. I was able to get ahead a few days on the trek, which allowed me to struggle through the storm when the bad weather hit.
I was able connect with a friend from Menlo Park – a 19 year old who is hiking the Trail in his gap year before college. He started several days behind me, but was able to put in some monster 20 mile days to get to NOC. I was able to get a double room tonight, so Scott had the top bunk.
Had dinner at the NOC restaurant. Terrific trout tacos and pizza!