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Section 6 – Into Oregon: Cascade Locks to Big Lake Youth Camp

This section went through Mt Hood Wilderness/Richard L Kohstamm Wilderness/Mt Hood National Forest, Indian Lakes Wilderness, and Mt Jefferson Wilderness. Apart from the large climb out of Cascade Locks the trail was fairly flat, only climbing/descending while contouring around volcanoes (Mt Hopd and Mt Jefferson). The rest of the trail ...

Section 5 – White Pass to Cascade Locks and the end of Washington

This section went through Goat Rocks Wilderness (a lovely high mountain ridgeline), Mt Adams Wilderness (skirting Mt Adams – a volcano), and Indian Heaven Wilderness (an alpine lake region). Overall the region was dominated by volcanoes and lava fields. When not in the Wilderness regions we traipsed through the trees ...