It was primarily a solo day, except when I walked around a corner to find a Porcupine on the trail. I;d stop to figure out what to do and decided a video was in order. I was super nervous as there was no way I'd outrun it with my backpack on and while shooting a video. In hind sight, I've never heard of someone being attacked or chased by a Porcupine. Still having one or many of those barbs stuck in my leg for 2 days and many miles didn't sound like a good time at all.
I continued to follow it for 10 minutes or so, and shortly after its encounter, I'd stop to eat lunch. It was a sunny warm day, so I look my time and soaked in the ray while enjoying a pretty epic view.
As I approached camp, the forest became pretty dense and it seemed to become dark well before it had previous days. It could be, that for the first time, I'm noticing the shorter end-of-summer days. When I arrived at camp, two tents were already set up. I recognized one as being See-foo's and the other looked way to large to be any thru-hiker (no pictures, it was just too dark). Both of them were silent in there tents. I liked the idea of calling it early today.
Tomorrow I'd like to get up early to catch the morning bus into Stehekin and their famous bakery!
Passed the "Less than 100 Miles to go" mark today.