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

Winter is coming

written Aug 14, 2017 @ 04:07 AM after hiking 33.24 miles

Yep, winter is definitely right around the corner. Last night was cold, with lots of condensation. I'll need to find a sunny lunch hour to dry out my quilt soon. While hiking, I saw my breath until around 10:00am -- brrrr.

A layer of clouds settles in a valley.

One thing that warmed my heart, though, was amazing trail magic. These women camped at this horse camp for about a month and would host (feed) hikers all month.

Chairs! <3

The food tent.

In the horse trailer, they also had their massive Mastiff whose name escapes me but he was so sweet, of course.

The beast lurks

After that, I began the approach to Mt Hood, which was striking:

A glacier!

To a hiker, this means one thing: Timberline Lodge tomorrow! If you don't know what that means, then keep reading.