[Aug 21] Leaving Cascade Locks (mile 2146.8). Next town: Packwood, WA.
It was cool and windy this morning, and also quite damp. The dampness didn’t really make sense until I got out of my tent and found that there were fog clouds around.
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With yesterday’s early finish, I was rested enough to get an early start today, hiking away from my campsite at 6:30, my earliest start in awhile.
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I had plans for another 20+ mile day today, but alas, my feet did not allow that to happen. The trail, though, did take me alongside another volcano, South Sister.
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I woke up to a warm morning with a nice breeze blowing over Charlton Lake. The sun rose from behind the lake, the distant smoke tinting the sun more orange, and it almost looked more like a sunset than a sunrise.
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The trains last night weren’t as bad as I feared; the last one I heard was around 9:30, before I went to sleep. If there were any others past that, the campsite was far enough away from the tracks that I didn’t hear them.
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