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Day 118: Mt. Thielsen and Oregon Skyline Trail alternate

Date: August 25, 2017Miles: 31.2 miles (50.2km), from Thielsen Creek to Windigo Pass and from there along the Oregon Skyline Trail alternate to Crescent Lake.Health: Feeling good.

We wake up early to try to get most of the 22 mile (35.4km) dry section done before it gets hot. Everyone else ...

Day 117: Crater Lake and smoke on the water

Date: August 24, 2017Miles: 26.1 miles (42km), from Crater Lake Cafe to Thielsen Creek at mile 1,853.6.Health: Happy and well rested.

We all wake up early, well before the sunrise. It’s still dark and cold outside and I decide to put the tourist center’s facilities to good use. When I’m ...

Day 116: Road walk, hitchhiking, and Mazama Village

Date: August 23, 2017Miles: No trail miles.Health: Frustrated but healthy.

I wake up to the sound of a truck driving by. I slept pretty well considering how close to the road we camped. We slowly pack our backpacks, take out some bars for breakfast and move to the side of ...