27 Jul Day 94 – Beating the Heat
At mile 2188.5. Hiked 22.4 miles today.
My leg felt better, but as a precaution I decided n’ont to push it too hard and to take more breaks. It was also very hot again in the middle of the day so I took a 3 plus hour break at lunch at Wind River with 2 river swims. When the sun dipped behind the trees I began a long climb until I reached a camping spot sometime between 8 and 9 pm.
There has been a variety of ferns. I liked this type because it’s leaf pattern is so different than other ferns.
Here is the trail. It dropped to low elevation and passed through some private land and over a couple of rivers bef a big climb at the end of the day.
With this view of Mt Hood I could see the outlines of the Columbia River gorge.
My cowboy campsite at the edge of a cliff with view of Mt Hood and a nearly full moon.
Sunset view from my campsite.