The Skykomish Buffet


The Sunday breakfast buffet in Skykomish this morning was… AWESOME! I don’t know how many calories I ate, but it measured in the thousands.

And I paid for it over the next six hours. My mom hiked a few miles in from the trailhead with me before turning around to head home, and I struggled through 20.0 heavy, sluggish miles before camping on a mosquito-infested ridgetop. My pack felt crushingly loaded, I ate very little even for dinner (still full!), and I could barely keep my eyes open as I hiked through the afternoon and evening. But the buffet was worth all that – I’d definitely do it all over again…

6 replies
  1. Zenobia in Portland
    Zenobia in Portland says:

    All of these vignettes of your parents and their support – so wonderful and very enlightening – no wonder you are so adventuresome

  2. AnonyMoose
    AnonyMoose says:

    Way back in the Wayback days, there would have been a couple folks in coon skin caps. Musket loaders propped up by their side saying, “Some day they’ll have a thing called The Sunday breakfast buffet in Skykomish”. Then while both, overstuffed on some berries and a couple fat squirls, will laugh and say “Who could ever eat that much?”. They had noahdea it’d be you. I knight thee Sir Megameal. :)

    Keep up the good work and enjoy the trip, every step of the way!

  3. donald falk
    donald falk says:

    greetings noah, from the south hikers richard and don, thanks for our mention. by now you’re back in food balance. i saw wonderful small woodpecker after our trail meeting. totally enjoyed the little fellow, grey bak white smudge. hope he was three toed! we made it to elk lake, but wanted more, hitched in to bend flew back to portland, drove to ranier lucked into a six day pass for the wonderland, and came out last friday, completely wowed by the weather the flowers and the views. you are getting so close. thanks for the mtn lion umbrella stare down, aloha don

  4. Lake
    Lake says:

    Hello Noah, I’ve just recently found your blog and am totally interested in your current status. Are you out? If not, you must be so very close. There may be rain tomorrow (thursday) and then again on Saturday, so I hope you are out soon. You gave just the right amount of information. Awesome job.

  5. Jeanbb
    Jeanbb says:

    Noah, I think you have been out there too long and are sounding like a Black Bear…stoking up for winter…eat eat eat….!!!

  6. Jane
    Jane says:

    Hi Noah,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Skykomish to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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