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(noun)
  1. No quantity or number; naught; the figure 0.
  2. A day in which no miles are hiked.

Last day in Oregon!

written Aug 16, 2017 @ 02:04 AM after hiking 24.45 miles

What a day! My last full day of hiking in Oregon! I can't believe it's already here -- even with my injuries, this just flew by. Though after California, I suppose that it makes sense that Oregon and Washington will seem to go quickly.

To celebrate this leisurely day, I had my latest start in a while: I wasn't hiking until 7:00am! After that, it was pretty much more of the same boring forests without much scenery. I definitely took a lot of leisurely breaks, though -- I'm not in much of a hurry.

Goodbye(?), Mt Hood!

Whoa! A dirt path through the trees!

One disappointment is that there's a side trail which is supposed to be incredibly scenic, called Eagle Creek or Eagle Falls, but it's closed because of a forest fire. Boooo.

This is what is causing all of the ruckus?

Anyway, I was able to get to camp at the normal time, except that it was the wrong camp. I wound up camping 8.5 miles out from Cascade Locks, when I wanted to camp about 3 miles out. My left foot started really hurting when I'm walking, and I'm not entirely sure what's going on. All I know is that it's really painful to walk, so I decided to stop early and let it rest up overnight.

I can't wait for diner breakfast tomorrow morning, though!

Relaxing in the very crowded campsite.