Day 94 (20180702): 1865.9-1906.2

Today I made it to Shelter Cove Resort which had my next resupply box. I made it there earlier than expected despite some snow on the way

I was a bit late in getting started in the morning so it was almost 0610 before I started hiking. The mosquitos that plagued me in the evening were not nearly as bad in the morning.

Shelter Cove in the morning

Shelter Cove in the morning

For Oregon the day actually brought a surprising amount of elevation change and two relatively big climbs.

One of the better views of the day

One of the better views of the day

Again there was a lot of hiking in forest but it opened up often enough to provide good views.

One of the many lakes

One of the many lakes

While hiking between breakfast and lunch I started feeling quite weak at one point. I am pretty sure it was due to lack of calories. My breakfast is only 400 calories and then I usually have 2 bars until lunch. I think I need to up this to 3 bars.

After the last climb the trail stayed around 7000 ft for a few miles and here I had to walk on quite some snow. The most snow I have had to walk on in weeks at least.

Quite a lot of snow just before Shelter Cove

Quite a lot of snow just before Shelter Cove

I actually had to walk on snow again

I actually had to walk on snow again

Yet more snow

Yet more snow

The final descent to Shelter Cove Resort was easy and surprisingly mosquito free. I arrived just before 19 and just managed to order some food at the restaurant.

I also collected my resupply from the store. This means I can actually continue hiking in the morning without going back. Despite this my current plan is to go back and get breakfast since the restaurant opens at 7.

I camped outside to resort at a campsite next to the railroad tracks. Let's see how that works out for me.

It was quite cold today, I am not sure if it is because I am getting further north or just daily variances.

I also heard that Pathfinder is 8 miles ahead or so. Depending on his speed I might catch him.

I am currently carrying a lot of food, probably enough to get me to Cascade Locks especially since there are a few places coming up where I can get food:

Elk Lake Resort in 45 miles

Big Lake Youth Camp in 90 miles

Olallie Lake in 140 miles

Timberline Lodge in 190 miles

Finally Cascade Locks is in 240 miles