There are three ways to get into Butte from the trail. We think we will use the first one – Deer Lodge Pass.
Ken or Marcia Powers
C/O General Delivery
US Post Office
701 Dewey Blvd
Butte, MT 59701
CDT through hiker
Estimated Pick-up Date 9/3/2002
Will hold packages 30 days.
8/30, day 126, 8300′, 15 mi.
We had gorgeous trail of red-brown duff, great huge lichen covered boulders in a green forest. We got to Butte before the daily rainstorm. As we got to the trailhead our ride (a hitch) arrived!
The PO said no mail for us, but I managed to convince them to look some more. I had more faith in Adam’s sending packages and we got replacement gear from REI, including a poncho for Ken.
Next stop was McDonald’s but we weren’t sure where it was so we waved at the first car at a stop sign. It was a spiffy PT Cruiser, candy apple red with subtle flames. The driver said hop in and he and his wife would drive us to McD’s. We went in style!
I called Holiday Inn Express and they picked us up. Butte is very easy to get around in. Showers outside while we had hot showers inside.
Internet access here so we can make AMTRAK reservations.
The courtesy van can take us back to the trail.