[Aug 21] Leaving Cascade Locks (mile 2146.8). Next town: Packwood, WA.
I got started today at 6:20, and after some slow hiking through a rocky area near my campsite, made quick progress down the trail towards Etna, the penultimate trail town in California.
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I was pretty efficient this morning, and despite sleeping in until almost 5:30, managed to start hiking by 6:15. The day started out nice, with a light breeze blowing, and the morning felt slightly cooler than it had been in recent days.
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A deer graced my campsite this morning just before I left. I was surprised at how close it got to me as it wandered around nibbling on the grass.
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It was relatively warm overnight, and I left two of my tent flaps open for ventilation. The light breeze blowing through was nice.
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Staying in town is dangerous for sleep cycles. I didn’t get to sleep until far too late last night. Consequently, I slept in today, and didn’t get out of bed until after 8 am.
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