Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 23, 2011

Start: 1806
End: 1830

Today was dominated by insects. From the beginning of today until now (laying in my tent) there has been a continuous stream of different annoying pests. It all started with mosquitos, which buzzed us all day, followed by flies at each snack stop, and finally there are crickets or some other such insects that are continuously buzzing/hissing/whoknowswhat. Thank goodness for earplugs!

Today we also hiked into Crater Lake National Park and picked up our resupply boxes, but have yet to actually reach the rim and see the lake. We stopped in at Mazama Village for our boxes and, fortuitously, a buffet dinner at the restaurant. We lounged around for a while prior to heading back towards the trail and finding a place to camp.

Tomorrow I'll see the lake for the first time in 7 months, when it was draped in snow. I can't wait!

Sent from the PCT

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