Friday, August 20, 2010

A Hard Day

Day 129-August 20th
Destination: MM 2202ish
Miles: 27.5
Cumulative Miles: 1878

Today was a very hard day.

We started with a climb of roughly 1600 feet, only to descend 2200 feet and turn around to climb 3200 feet. Oregon made us soft, and arduous climbing like this is unfamiliar to us.

We woke extra early with the intention of covering 30-32 miles, and before half the day was done we realized that would be near impossible. By four we realized we a had a "snowballs chance..."

Any way we cut it, it looks as though we won't be able to make the necessary mileage to get to a road to head back to Cascade Locks for PCT days. This is disappointing, but acceptable.

Tomorrow has some more climbs, but not nearly as bad. We did get our first view of Mt. Adams late in the day, which was pretty much the highlight of the day.

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1 comment:

  1. Ah take heart. Many blessings have been yours on the trail. Journey on with blessings of safety and love...