[Aug 21] Leaving Cascade Locks (mile 2146.8). Next town: Packwood, WA.
I’ve arrived at the southern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail, and now begins my second epic-length hike.
Onward, to Canada!
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Today was a nice, low-key day. With nothing hike-related I needed to accomplish, I could just recover from lack of sleep and start to attune to Pacific time.
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One must have a certain clarity of purpose when leaving one’s home without a key. Such clarity of purpose can be hard to come by on less than three hours of sleep, especially after not getting much sleep the previous night. Not surprisingly, I started off today pretty tired. Fortunately, apart from getting dressed and making sure I had my pack with me when I closed the door to my house to get on the shuttle to the airport to catch my flight to San Diego, there was nothing I had to do that required any mental effort until I got to the airport.
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The last few days getting ready for my Pacific Crest Trail hike have been exhausting, but the end (or start) is nigh.
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