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Hi Hi Hikers!

Welcome! I’m Cedar, a thru-hiker and a trail chef during the on-season, and a writer, storyteller, and facilitator in the off-season.

I’m a human being, practicing getting there by human doing. Attempting 10 thru-hikes by the time I’m 40, and offering a candid look into what it’s like to live on trail.

Timberline Lodge, Or, Back in the High Life Again

September 1, 2017
~2064 to Mile 2094 Timberline Lodge
Back home on the PCT
Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike: Day 119

Things to remember from today:

  • Walked through Warm Springs with Sam, Alex and One Day

  • One Day wanted to be waited for and break together and all stop for lunch together. She is pleasant enough company, but I had a hard time adjusting or being bothered to accommodate. Sometimes I wish I was friendlier.

  • Got lost right at the end of the road walk and had to bushwhack through a ravine up to an old jeep trail.

  • End of day was a huge sandy climb up to Timberline. Absolutely beautiful view, fucking shitty climb.

  • Met up with Arianna and Denise! Arianna brought BENT PADDLE BEER and already had it on ice when we got there!

  • Vice and Boathouse got lost the same place we did, but they never got unlost, so they ended up hitching the 10 miles to Timberline to catch the football game. They’ll go back to hike the missed section tomorrow.

  • Had great thin crust Neapolitan pizza for dinner. Completely unexpected for ski lodge food.

  • Met crazy dudes in an old limo, Denise hypothesized that they were likely on PCP

  • Sam and Alex RAN up the crappy hill to get to Arianna and Denise sooner.

  • People were very impressed we did the entire road walk (according to Sam and Arianna). 

  • Saw a huge comet that streaked all the way across the sky. I thought it was a shooting star and said “oh!” to tell everyone to look, but stopped saying it because I figured the star would be gone. And in ALL THAT TIME to say ‘oh’, point, and have that thought, it was STILL shooting across the sky. So then the word “LOOOOOOK” exploded out of my mouth and everyone followed my finger to see the comet streak across the sky.

Mount hood is RIGHT THERE!!

Mount hood is RIGHT THERE!!

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First Day out of Mount Hood

Warm Springs Reservation