Start: tentsite at mile 870
End: Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR)
Miles covered: 8.5 on the PCT, +1.5 to the VVR ferry dock
PCT mile marker: 878/2652
Highlight: Food! After 10 days carrying a heavy load over high passes, rocks, and snow, I was ready for some serious chow. I ordered the biggest breakfast they had on the menu and then followed it up with homemade pie.
Biggest challenge: No clean water at VVR. They were having some kind of problem that I was too hungry to understand. I downed plenty of liquid in the form of coffee, soda, and beer. (Dishonorable mention: Late, loud, drunk partiers who kept all of the backpackers up until 1am.)