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Day 147: The group grows

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15. September    Warm Springs River (2062.1) to Spring Camp (2080.1)    18 miles    I started hiking at nine. Seems that I found a good personal time to get up and start hiking. My mornings are very relaxed.  It was a short and gentle…

Day 146: Ollalie Lake

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14. September    Ollalie Lake Resort (2043.1) to Warm Springs River (2062.1)    19 miles    Last night has been paradise! That's how the trail can be. It was so nice and warm in our cabin and sinking into the matress was awesome. But the…
Pacific Crest Trail - Oregon

Day 145: Around the mountain

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13. September    Jeff Creek (2027.8) to Ollalie Lake Resort (2043.1)    15.3 miles    Last night has been a nightmare. The wind kept me up all night. There were heavy gusts of sand blowing into my tent.  After I went to the bathroom my…

Day 144: A windy day

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12. September    Koko Lake (2008.1) to Jeff Creek (2027.8)    19.7 miles    Today's hike was nice but cold. A cold wind was blowing all day. It nearly blew me from an open ridge!    Even now that I lie in my tent it's still very windy.…

Day 143: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness

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11. September    Hwy 20 (1998.0) to Koko Lake (2008.1)    10.1 miles    As always it was hard to leave town. I checked out and made a sign for hitching to Santiam Pass.  Standing on the road displaying my not very arty sign felt weird.…

Day 142: Exploring Bend

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10. September    A day in town is always expensive.  After the usual motel breakfast I took the bus to an outdoor store a bit further away. They had darn tough socks and I could exchange mine (they had a big hole in the back).  I tried several…

Day 141: Big Lake Youth Camp

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9. September    0 miles    The Youth Camp turned out to be a place hard to leave.  We got to know about Taco Salad for lunch and of course we all had to stay.  I was sitting at the Lake for some time, just enjoying the sun.    After…

Day 140: Lava

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8. September    Lava Camp (1972.4) to Big Lake Youth Camp (1992.1)    19.7 miles    In the morning I said goodbye to Al and Brad. I am hoping the best for his knees. They want to go all the way to McKenzie Pass which is about nine miles.…

Day 139: The Three Sisters

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7. September    Elk Lake Resort (1950.1) to Lava Camp (1972.4)    22.3 miles    The last night has been a nightmare... It was past ten when I got tired and wanted to go to bed. The guys wanted to visit the firesite from the day before.…

Day 138: Elk Lake Resort

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6. September    Drumbell Lake (1944.7) to Elk Lake Resort (1950.1)    5.4 miles    I got up around 7:30. Scott was still sleeping. In the end we both packed up at the same time and said goodbye on the trail. He headed south, I north.  It…

Day 137: Day of the Lakes

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5. September    Carlton Lake (1922.7) to Drumbell Lake (1944.7)    22 miles    Normally I managed to pitch my tent in a way that I never woke up from sunrays. This morning was different.  My fantastic campsite directly at the lake brought…

Day 136: Leaving Shelter Cove

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4. September    Shelter Cove (1903.0) to Carlton Lake (1922.7)    19.7 miles    It was past eleven until we left Shelter Cove. I hiked with HR and Lieutenant Dan on the road back to the trail.  Arriving at the trailhead I said goodbye…