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Karen Scaffidi
City: Kent
State: WA
Country: United States
Begins: Jun 29, 2023
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Aug 10th, 2023

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Ankle pain

Day 44, Thursday August 10th.
Up at 6. Pack up then brecky inside. I go out to pee and my left ankle is
so sore I can't put any weight on it. I manage to hobble out and back. We
discuss options to get off trail a day earlier than planned. There is a
trail head and parking lot about 7 miles ahead at hwy 26. I take some pain
medication and we set off.
We stop at little Crater Lake just a mile up the trail. The pool is dark
this early in the day so we hike to the pit toilet/campground. We use the
potty then hang for a bit hoping to get a ride from here but there aren't a
lot of cars and we have no success so we return to the pool which is now
lit up with sunlight. The aqua blue color is quite beautiful and trees that
have fallen in are almost glowing.
We get back to the trail. We have 2 uphills today through mostly forest.
At a high point we have service and make hotel reservations for tonight and
tomorrow night in Government Camp.
We get our first peak at Mt Hood in the early afternoon and reach the
parking lot by 3. We get a ride in minutes, Mckayla was on a day hike and
is returning home to Beaverton. She is happy to give us a lift.
We arrive at the huckleberry Inn at 3:30, check in and get our room which
is enormous with 4 beds, one for each of us. We clean up a bit and head
down to the restaurant for dinner. The portions are so big I can't finish
my meal. Back to the room for laundry and showers.

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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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