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

Less than 100 miles!

written Sep 4, 2017 @ 04:27 AM after hiking 31.53 miles

Today was an important milestone: less than 100 miles left. I remember when I crossed the 100 mile maker, back in the desert. Very weird.

The bridge over the Suiattle River

I'm glad I don't have to climb down and up this valley

After a while, smoke started to roll in. Heavily.

So smokey

I got to chatting with another hiker, and wondered if it was smoke from the fires up in British Columbia. She said that it was probably from the massive fire (Diamond Creek) up near the border. Yikes -- I hope it doesn't close the trail.

Very poor visibility

When I reached camp, I also realized that this might be my last thirty-mile day. I hope it's the last time I hike by headlamp, too! I've got some easy days planned coming up, so I should be reaching camp nice and early from here on out...