Please excuse the brevity. The new WordPress app ate this entire post, except for the title. I have but a few minutes to recreate it before we head out on trail.
Leaving Cascade Locks via the Eagle Creek Trail.
Day 172 – 15 / 2,237 (2,125)
The best view we’ve had of the Cascades, better than when we hiked through in late August and early September.
(l-r): Mt St Helens; Mt Rainier; Mt Adams
Day 173 – 21 / 2,352 (2,104)
Knowing that the Lodge is one of my favorite hotels, featured in the film The Shining, Jen snuck down to the lobby and negotiated a great deal on a room for the night. It wasn’t part of the plan, but it worked out well and didn’t put us too far behind.
Plus, with much less climbing in the week ahead, we could slowly regain the miles we “lost”.
(why do I get a sense of foreboding as I typed that?)
Day 174 – 10 / 2,362 (2,094)
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