The Gap Fire

Hiking with a pack on again felt strange at first, and you can imagine there was a fair amount of bitching about how much stuff we were carrying as we headed out of Ashland. We had been sorely tempted to stay in Ashland another day, but after we did the math a couple of times […]

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Gummy Bear

The next day we hiked around the Three Sisters through crumbly volcanic rock to Elk Lake Resort to meet my mom. My Saint of a mother had come to Oregon to slack pack us. Now for those of you who don’t know, slack packing is when someone takes all of the things you carry on […]

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Chekhov’s Gun 

The next morning we woke up early, determined to get into the Timberline Lodge right in time for breakfast. The terrain was a little bit more difficult than we had expected though and even with the help of a podcast. Running a little late we made it into breakfast, walking past people dressed in their […]

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