Across Oregon to the Columbia River
Why don’t PCT hikers talk about Oregon? It’s green, relatively flat, and dotted with spectacular volcanos: the Sisters, Three Finger Jack, Jefferson, and Hood. Berries are everywhere, and ferns, moss, and waterfalls. I love it.
Two days out of Ashland, I joined up with Emu & Mozzie, two Australian women I’d met in Idyllwild, and I’ve been hiking with them and 5-6 others ever since. They taught me how to hike 10 miles by 10 am, and 20 by 2. With them, I crossed Oregon in 22 days, including a double zero in Bend. Hiking with a group has taken my loneliness down to nil, and helped motivate me to keep moving forward.
Now I’ve getting ready to head out from Cascade Locks into my home state of Washington. Only 505 miles left — Canada ho!
Hugs & happy hiking,
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So glad to hear you found more friends! You look like you are having a great time. It’s always the best feeling when you find like minded folks. Seriously, Oregon is so beautiful. We went on another trip there over the summer, it gets harder to leave every time.
It was so great to see you at Cascade Locks! I hope Washington is a great hike, too.
Congratulations Alice! Have you hugged your husband yet?!
Thanks, Holly! Lots of hugging accomplished.