Twig Adventures

Day 28: Oregon!

August 2nd, 2018 Mm 2162 to Cascade Locks mm 2147 Distance: 15 miles I was very motivated to get moving on this morning. For one, I woke up in a cloud and condensation was raining down on my tent. The longer I stayed, the wetter it was going to get. But more importantly, it was a town day and I had lots of new goodies awaiting me! I was hiking by 0530 and enjoyed seeing the sunrise through the fog. There were a lot of banana slugs on the trail, active while it was still humid. Poor things must have been drying out over the past few weeks. I met the first hiker at 0600 and passed a lot of[…]

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Day 27: Last full day in WA

August 1st, 2018 Mm 2190.5 to mm 2162 Distance: 28.5 miles It was a great night of sleep, on which we all agreed. It was very quiet, right up until the 0430 alarm. I made oatmeal and took my time sipping coffee, so I was on the trail later at 0545. We had another 28 plus mile day planned, but with such early starts, there’s time. I shortly caught up to Spatz and then Skybird. She wanted to go slow all day to nurse an inflamed tendon in her foot. I slowed down to chat for awhile but resumed my normal pace after the first creek we came to, Panther Creek. The trail had gone down all morning and then[…]

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Day 26: Huckleberries and Mt Hood!

July 31st, 2018 Mosquito Creek mm 2219 to mm 2190.5 Distance: 28.5 miles It was very warm overnight, so I didn’t sleep as well. Someone was snoring and then I was disturbed by something walking over my tent. I looked up to see the silhouette of a frog in the moonlight. I love frogs but I didn’t want the noise to continue, so I gave the tent fabric a light flick. The frog got a free flight somewhere else. I woke to Skybird’s alarm at 0430 and went with the flow. On the trail at 0520 and it was still quite dark in the forest, almost a little spooky. At least the mosquitos weren’t quite awake so early but they[…]

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Day 25: Trout Lake is Great!

July 30th, 2018 Road23 mm 2229 to Mosquito Creek mm 2219 Distance: 10 miles I didn’t sleep all that well, despite a very comfortable bed, and I woke up with a pretty bad migraine for some reason. It got really hot overnight, so maybe that was why. I got up at 6 am and decided to do a soak in the hot tub that I didn’t get to the night before. Everyone was up when I got back and Shelly was immediately handing me coffee to help with the headache. What a mom! We went to the continental breakfast at the inn, which was one of the best. One waffle plus some fruit hit the spot and was just the[…]

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