2004.4 / 2661.4 miles 75.3% Campsite 2004.4

[Aug 21] Leaving Cascade Locks (mile 2146.8). Next town: Packwood, WA.

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Monday, August 6, 2018 8:00 pm
Location: Shelter Cove (1906.6 miles)

It was warmer this morning than previous mornings, which was great. The tree sap dropping on my tent was less great, and it took a bit to try and wipe it off in a productive manner. The mosquitoes continued to be as awful as they were last night.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018 7:40 pm
Location: Campsite 1885.3 (1885.3 miles)

I slept in today, and didn’t leave camp until almost 8:30. It was cool and windy out, which made it rather compelling to stay in my sleeping bag. Ultimately, though, I had to get up, because the trail wasn’t going to hike itself.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 6:34 pm
Location: Campsite 1861.8 (1861.8 miles)

Tired, my plan for the day was for a “short” day, so as to get extra sleep tonight. I didn’t really have much in mind planned for that, aside from wanting to be done hiking before 7 pm. (I was still expecting a 20+ mile day, so it wouldn’t be that short. Just closer to 20 than 30.)

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Friday, August 3, 2018 8:25 pm
Location: Grouse Hill Camp (1838.8 miles)

The highlight of the day was Crater Lake, the first time on the Pacific Crest Trail that the trail took me to a place I’d previously been to. I’d been looking forward to this for quite some time: I last visited Crater Lake on a family vacation many years ago.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 8:30 pm
Location: Campsite 1812.7 (1812.7 miles)

I got up at 5:30 to cool weather, and a plan for a long day today, wanting to get as close to Crater Lake as possible.

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