Day 7: The trail over the next 50 miles was marked periodically in this manner. Early this morning I came to the junction where I had a choice: take the official PCT detour around the Glacier Peak Wilderness (50 miles long) or take the original PCT through the Glacier Peak Wilderness (45 miles). The detour is less scenic, has a 3-4 mile road walk, and 4 miles of it was currently closed due to a small forest fire. Pygmy from the day before had traveled it without seeing any signs of the fire, but he said the detour was overgrown. The original PCT is no longer maintained, has 7-8 rivers and creeks without bridges, numerous blow downs and washed out trail, and is also overgrown in areas. I decided to do the original.