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Tom Weir - Oregon Desert Trail Journal - 2018

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Tom Weir
City: Pullman
State: WA
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 28, 2018
Direction: Eastbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, May 13th, 2018
Start: Chewaucan Crossing
End: WB096
Trip Distance: 144.2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 659
Journal Visits: 2,931
Guestbook Views: 45
Guestbook Entrys: 4

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Day 16 On the Fremont NRT

I got an early start on the climb to Morgan Butte. The Fremont National Recreation Trail is a well made, moderately graded trail. The few blow downs didn't prevent me from making 7.5 miles before my first break. I sat down for my second break just beyond the Morgan Butte Lookout where I discovered that I had cell coverage. Among the spam, I had a email from VW, a thru-hiker who is a couple of weeks ahead of me. He hitched around Steens Mountain because of lingering snow. I hope it melts before I get there. I appreciate his warning. He doesn't know me but he took the time to let me know of the upcoming challenge. I also got some sad news from a friend. His sister died suddenly in her sleep at age 49. We never know how long we have, so we have to make the best of life now.

I continued down the ridge to the south of the lookout and collected water at Round Mountion spring. Then I dropped off of the west side of the fridge to camp at WB096. There was a large structure near my camp that was made of small sticks. It was about six feet in diameter and four feet tall. I am guessing it was a pack rat's home. Everything inside the tent tonight.

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