Start: Holden Village
Miles covered: 18 miles on the Bannock Lakes fire detour and 2 miles on the road into Stehekin. (The 27-mile detour replaced 19 miles of the PCT.)
PCT mile marker: 2571/2652
Highlight: Beautiful colors around Hilgard Pass. And marmots. And old trucks.
Biggest challenge: A 3400-foot climb out of Holden Village followed by a steep descent into Stehekin. My legs were like jello by the time I got to town.