Friday, August 31, 2018 5:52 pm
Location: Martinson Gap (2337.0 miles)

As seems to be becoming common for Washington these days, it was cool, humid, and wet outside, and a light rain motivated me to quickly get packed and on the trail.

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Pipe Lake in the Morning Fog
Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:08 pm
Location: Dewey Lake Inlet (2320.8 miles)

It was cool and humid overnight, and foggy this morning, but a persistent light wind during most of the night kept the condensation from building up on the inside of my tent. Not surprisingly, with the cool weather and fog, I was slow to get started, not getting back on the trail until almost 8:30.

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Mount Rainier
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Location: Pipe Lake (2302.0 miles)

I took my time making my way out of town today. Between getting up late, breakfast at the coffee shop across the street from the hotel, and repacking my pack, I wasn’t done and out of my room until 11 am — checkout time.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Location: Miriam Fire Detour: US 12 / Packwood / Hotel Packwood (2294.9 miles)

Today started off with considerably nicer weather than yesterday’s: a nearly cloud-free sky that led to great views for the whole day.

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Monday, August 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Location: Miriam Fire Detour: Coyote Trail - Upper Lake Creek Trail Jct (2280.1 miles)

The drizzle that started yesterday before I got to camp continued overnight, gradually picking up intensity to a light rain that continued until about 2:30 or 3 am. It would have been like any other night — just more soggy outside — had it not been for the leak in the center of my tent’s roof.

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