Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Location: Killen Creek (2244.3 miles)

Yesterday, I signed up for a 9 am shuttle back to the trail, so I woke up around 7. There was a diner across the street from the general store, but since it took me a while to actually get up and get packed, I decided to just eat pop tarts for breakfast, rather than going to the diner, to make sure I’d be on-time for the shuttle.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Location: Forest Service Road 23 / Trout Lake / Mt. Adams County Park (2228.9 miles)

With more than 20 miles to my resupply in Trout Lake, I wanted to get up and get hiking early, to get to town as early in the day as possible. However, it was cool, foggy, and damp, which made me not exactly motivated to quickly get out of my tent this morning.

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Morning Fog and Smoke
Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Location: Junction Lake (2207.3 miles)

It was somewhat cool, humid, and dreary this morning, but that was fine; the afternoon would turn out to be much, much better.

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Rock Creek
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Location: Forest Service Road 68 (2187.1 miles)

My first full day in Washington state started off humid, which I’m hoping won’t (but probably will) be representative of the trail in Washington.

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Columbia River Gorge
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Location: Rock Creek (2166.2 miles)

Although I set my alarm for six, I didn’t roll out of bed until an hour later. Keeping the blinds drawn didn’t provide any cue that the sun was starting to come up, and the alarm going off was a pretty rude awakening.

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