Last week in Oregon! Lots of pictures this week, as the trail stayed mostly on ridges and avoided the “green tunnel” effect. Also the weather was nice, and there wasn’t any nearby wildfire smoke.
Day 118: (August 16th)
Day 119: (August 17th)
Day 120: (August 18th)
Day 121: (August 19th)
Ladies Man reserved a room at Timberline lodge, and 8 of us hiker-trash crowded into a 6-bunk room, with 2 on the floor. It was totally worth it, only $25/person, and included breakfast buffet, a hot tub, and laundry!
Day 122: (August 20th)
Day 123: (August 21st)
This was a zero day, to resupply food and mail it ahead to all the town stops in Washington. We also HAD to check out the Thunder Island brewery (they really expanded since last year) and the ice cream shop.
Oregon was beautiful, it quite a bit flatter/easier than CA, and it was surprisingly civilized– I don’t think I went more than 48 hours between towns or trailside resorts. I expect Washington is more remote, and I’m looking forward to the last 500 miles of trail in the evergreen state!