Day 125

​Day- 125

Date- 8/18/16

Location- Ridge

Elevation- 6,821 ft

Distance Traveled Today- 21.5 miles

Distance Traveled Total- 1,792.4 miles

Weather/Temp-  some clouds 80s

Injuries- none

Pain level- low

Spirits/Morale- confident

Days without shower- 4

Hunger/craving- low

Thoughts/Stories-
Originally I wanted to get up early and fish,  but I just couldn’t wake up.  I slept in, went and had breakfast, THEN did some late morning fishing.  I hooked one nice trout,  but he came off as I was lifting him out of the water.  Easy come, easy go.  That was the only one I hooked.  

I walked a mile and a half back up the road to the trail and started making miles again around 1 pm.  

The hike today was uneventful except for one thing…the blow downs.  Why oh why are there so many trees falling down in Oregon? Hurtling and detour-ing around fallen trees every couple hundred feet puts a huge dent in your pace, not to mention uses up a lot of extra energy while adding a little more impact on your joints.  I heard that a female hiker broke her ankle two days ago in this section; hike over.  If you’re not vigilant, an injury is all too easy while stepping/climbing over and around these trees.  The pictures I’m posting are all of trees in the trail

I kept a good pace,  and finished up the somewhat grueling day on a nice ridge with some light tree cover. For an early afternoon start, I can’t complain about a 21 mile day. There are some mosquitos and ants pestering me, but it’s nothing too bad yet. My plan is to make it to Crater Lake National Park tomorrow; a place I’ve been looking forward to for a while now.  We’ll see how it lives up to the rumors…

4 Comments

  1. Also the dough has affected trees, years with no water, they get stressed and can’t hold them sells up anymore. Which is why so many went down in a strong guest.

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  2. Also the drought has affected trees, years with no water, they get stressed and can’t hold them sells up anymore. Which is why so many went down in a strong guest.

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