Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 8, 2011

Start: 2155 (Cascade Locks)
End: 2170

Today we began the journey anew, after sleeping in and eating breakfast, of course. We got back to the trail at 11:30am and proceeded to walk across the Bridge of the Gods. It was pretty cool to walk across (for free) and look up and down the gorge, and down through the steel grating of the bridge itself, high above the water below. Once on the other side we headed West along Hwy 14 toward Gillette Lake before eventually turning more northward and gaining elevation. With our packs loaded down with Washington gear (different tent and more warm clothes), as well as six days of food, we took the climb nice and easy, getting in a good 15 miles for the day.

Tomorrow it's on to Wind River Work Center (Forest Service) where some of my coworkers are going to be putting on a little lunch potluck in my honor! It's going to be fun to see them after more than four months! (although I'm pretty sure I'm going to be the one who looks the most different.)

Sent from the PCT

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