Started: Cascade Locks (2147.1)
Ended: Dirt Road (2172.4)
Total Miles: 25.3
Achievements: Cross the Bridge of the Gods, Washington
I was up at five, ready to go. I wanted the luxury of a real breakfast, so I had to wait until seven. I ate at the same place as Ian and I did the night before.
After sitting with an older couple who were curious about my hike, I was finally on the trail by eight.
The very first task was to cross the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. It was a strangely moving experience. I couldn’t believe I was finally entering Washington. It is the last phase of this hike. I’m almost done.
The first climb in Washington was bigger than anything in Oregon.
I’m now with a new group of people. As I’ve not taken zeros and my speed is improving, I’m closing in on the back end of the bubble of hikers.