Red bus was a great way to get into town and hitching round once in town was fairly easy! Bakery was amazing and definitely worth the town stop!
We got a hitch within 2 minutes of getting off the trail. Bumped along in the back of a pickup truck. Got dropped off at THE bakery - got incredible food. Then jumped on the local shuttle to Lake Chelan. The shuttle driver made an special stop so we could grab cheese and veggies at a local farm. And then caught the shuttle later back to the trailhead. This place is magical and the people were very genorous.
Awesome camping behind the ranger station! Super friendly community and the red bus is a great hitch or the locals are super rad. Be sure to walk over to the bakery for some yummmmm!
Outstanding food, super hiker friendly, and great lodging.
Definitely send a resupply box. The store owner is very against hikers and didn’t have gas when we were there. Stehekin outfitters was great. The bakery is worth stopping for and has amazing food.
Stehekin is by far my favorite trail town in terms of beauty and the locals. There’s also 2 free campsites. If you take the ferry into Chelan beware it is an expensive stay. You can go into Wenatchee or Leavenworth from there on a bus if you need bigger gear stores. The NY strip steak from the Lodge is amazing but the Ranch offers the best price and bang for your buck. The Ranch also offers a massage for $60.
Send a box! Hiker bix is a hit or a miss and the store is very expensive. Head to the bakery before hitting the trail and carry out a bunch of snacks.
I guess that it's by far the easiest option, but Stehekin didn't do it for me. I got sick here and probably have a pretty unique experience because I actually spent 4 days at the campground here. Free camping is great, but the rangers always moved me around and wouldn't let me stay in the same spot, even though there weren't many hikers there. It seemed pointless to me. The only place to eat in town is the lodge, which is overpriced and not very good. Their resupply also sucks, so you will most likely have to send a box. No cell service and the wifi was down for the entire visit. The only good part about Stehekin was the bakery, which had decent prices and would let you hang out for awhile. It's a bit of a walk though.