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Day 161 - 9/6/18

September 14, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mile 2232.5 to 2256.7 for 24.2 miles with an elevation of 3056 and decrease of 2747. Camp was by a small lake .69 miles south of the Goat Rocks Wilderness boundary (elevation of 5124). We were hiking at 6:50 and into camp at 5:45. It was a chilly morning and we briefly had clear views of Mt. Adams. Skies were smokey to the south and west. Mt. Rainier poked its summit up through the smoke. We could not see Mt. St. Helens or Mt. Hood. The trail was gorgeous and we fortunately were able to cross the Adams Creek on a log. Our morning was quiet with only a few hikers. I loved the peace and quiet as well as the beauty of the area. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest has been a favorite area of mine for over 30 years. Crowds appeared the closer we got to Killen Creek where we encountered a woman casually sitting in the nude. Mind you this was a very crowded location and she was visible to all sitting in the most scenic part, at the base of a gorgeous waterfall. Seemed very strange and like she was craving attention of some kind. A lava fed spring was especially beautiful with cold water. There were some lava fields we hiked through. Views of the Adams glacier were spectacular. It seems to be getting smokier as we go north. 

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