On a bluff about five miles south of Dee Wright Observatory we see a fire that looks to be on Santiam Pass, our destination tomorrow. Disconcerting. Look like Big Lake area or east of that.
Don’t expect much cell coverage next 2 days. Still have Spot Connect (see photo) so we can update position us add 41-character messages. Temp 85 at start. Thunderclouds above. Mosquitoes 2 on a scale of 10. Headed for Sisters Mirror … Continued
Date: Aug. 5 Location: Elk Lake, west of Mt. Bachelor on Cascade Lakes Highway Elev. 4,884 ft. Days hiked: 15 Days left on first segment: 0 Miles hiked today: 21 Miles hiked total: 259 Avg. Per day: 17.3 Percent of … Continued
Date: Aug. 4 Location: Mink Lake Basin, between Waldo Lake and Elk Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area. Elev. 6,657 ft. Days hiked: 14 Days left on first segment: 1 Miles hiked today: 22 Miles hiked total: 238 Avg. … Continued
Date: Aug. 3 Location: Upper Rosary Lake, north of Odell Lake off Highway 58. Elev. 5,850 ft. Days hiked: 13 Days left on first segment: 2 Miles hiked today: 22 Miles hiked total: 216 Avg. Per day. 16.4 Percent of … Continued
Date: Aug. 2 Location: Summit Lake, north side of Diamond Peak. Elev. 5,553 ft. Days hiked: 12 Days left on first segment: 4 Miles hiked today: 18 Miles hiked total: 194 Avg. Per day. 16.2 Percent of journey completed: 38.9 … Continued