Day 7- Town Day in Jefferson

Today was all about Jefferson. What food we were going to eat there. What food we would get in our resupply. How long we were going to stay there and charge stuff.

Heading to Breakfast

With us being 3 miles ahead of schedule it means we would hit the town of Jefferson first thing in the morning. Most importantly it meant we could order breakfast and lunch. It was an easy hike in, made all the faster by my desire to use a real bathroom (aka pit toilet). As I emerged from the ladies, John was chatting with an older woman who offered us a ride into town. It literally couldn’t have been easier.

Sometimes the most beautiful site

I would have gotten more pictures of our blueberry pancakes (John’s) and biscuits & eggs (mine), but they were gone way too fast. I also had two cups of warm not instant coffee .

We got our resupply box and started the process of figuring out food and updating things that require Wi-Fi. The hikers that come in all huddle around the 3 outlets with our double and triple plugs. It’s not enough time to fully charge anything- but enough to give our batteries and phones a boost. And eat fries.

Heading out

Our plan was to stop 6 miles outside of town at Jefferson Creek. The heat and bugs are really difficult this year. Our first stop was too hot and full of flies. Our second stop was in the shade but full of mosquitoes. I chugged two bottles of Nuun (electrolyte drinks) while John enjoyed his Spicy Dill Chex Mix. Probably a flavor we would only enjoy while hiking.

Finishing my snack bag while hiding skin from bugs

It’s not just the heat that slows us down. There are beautiful views of South Park along this whole section. We watch the rain hit the market where we had just stopped.

The amount and variety of wildflowers here are amazing. Columbine, wild geraniums, sunflowers, and roses just to name a few. You can’t help but stop and take pictures.

Now we are in bed at 7:30 pm listening to caterpillar poo hit our tent and watching huge (but somehow less annoy then other mosquitoes??) try to get in our tent.

Affiliate Disclosure

This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!

To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.

What Do You Think?