Day 105, 29 miles
Three Sisters Wilderness Willamette National Forest
More long, green tunnel
The last 10 miles in the evening got better. Just past Elk Lake junction the trail climbed gently up out of the forest. Cooler and less mosquitoes, I hiked on. The trail opened up to meadows and meandering, cold water creeks. I set up my tent and lay down. I was so beat. Too tired to eat. I dozed on and off till I fell asleep before dark.
Views of The Sisters
Broken Top Mountain
Two fawns lept from the bushes and bounded across the trail in front of me
Mama grouse and her chick
Camped beside beautiful Mesa Creek, below The Sisters.