I arrived at the ranger station at 10:25 a.m. A couple of picnic tables were nearby, so I stopped at one and ate my second breakfast with coffee.
While I was there, two hikers from Canada and one from Australia arrived. They were planning to catch the bus that stops here and takes hikers and tourists into Stehekin.
One of the hikers mentioned a bear was recently sighted in the area. Maybe I did see a bear after all.
Nearly all thru-hikers go to Stehekin. It is an isolated tourist area. Except for the bus that runs between the ranger station and town, it's reachable only by boat or seaplane.
A post office and a bakery are there, but the options for a real resupply are said to be limited. Most hikers send a resupply box to the post office.
I didn’t need to go there because Ralph is willing to shuttle me where I need to go. For now, I have enough food to get me to Stevens Pass.