Seiad Valley – 1662
Wow, Seiad Valley Cafe ranks high on my list of PCT places to eat. And I recommend sitting at the counter. Watching the cook single-handedly and systematically sling all that food was like watching a magician. I had blackberry pancakes with eggs and sausage. Local blackberries.
They already had a ton of Halloween decorations up. Not just a few pumpkins. Every single surface was Halloween’d up.
And just when I thought I couldn’t be more pleased with my dining experience, a fire truck pulled up and a crowd of good looking fire fighters trooped in. Yay. Sorry no pics.
An old guy at the RV park said that the nobo route out of town is 9 miles uphill at a 10% grade. Can that be real? All my motivation instantly evaporated.
It was steep. And long. Smelled like blackberries the whole way.
Rattler! A little snake rattled at me. It slithered under a bush and then the bush rattled at me. I gave the snakebush a wide berth. Several trees’ worth.