I had seen a few different construction crews since I left Woodinville and I finally stopped at one of them to use their toilet and stopped to talk for awhile. The foreman told me I should camp in the RV parking lot once I gt to Stevens Pass because there would be no one up there. He gave me the name and number of the guy who would be in charge of the night crew and wished me well.
That was only 2 miles to the top, and somehow I made in less than an hour. The ski lodges were of course all closed for the season, so I found to RV site and walked around for a bit until I found a loading dock connected to one of the buildings. Perfect! Out of the rain and cold and dry, and not to mention well hidden. I set up my tent and hid BMW from sight. I cooked up some chili and got a hand full of M&M's and sat down in my tent to celebrate my day.
I was a little down because I didn't have anyone there share my happiness with and I joked to myself as I updated FB that i should have at least brought a beer up there with me to celebrate. No sooner did I send out that update a white pickup truck pulled right up to the front of the loading dock... I was sitting in my sleeping bag all bundled up from the cold, I looked around for my things I carry with me for just such an occasion and kept them next to me while I waited for the person to get out. As he stepped out, I unzipped the tent door and just about made him fall over; " Oh! Sorry! I didn't know anyone was here!" I told him no worries and he told me he was just going to go over the other side of the loading dock for whatever so he disappeared for a few minutes and I waited for him to return.
When he came back, he stopped asked me if I was alone... and if I biked up. Well, it kinda obvious I was alone, and I told him no, I walked up, and I was walking across America. He thought that I was so "bad ass" and offered me my celebration beer! I was so excited! Ask, and you shall receive.
I actually slept pretty well that night. woke up a few times to make sure no one had found me other him and a camper truck that pulled in for the night. Thank goodness that was over, now time for the downhill.