Day 69, 8/3, Cascade Locks, M-2144, 10mi

I had a short day into the town of Cascade Locks. It was supposed to be smokin’ hot so I had booked a room at the Best Western (A/C).

All the haze made for a brilliant sunrise.

The trail dropped about 3500′ in 7 miles. Unfortunately, the views down to the Columbia River were obscured by all the haze.

Tomorrow the trail goes across The Bridge of the Gods into Washington. I got breakfast next door at the popular Bridgedale Restaurant with a gorgeous view of the river.

Since I couldn’t check in until 1pm I hung out a local trail angels house, “Shreks Place” and was able to do laundry 🙂

A very special guest drove up from Portland to visit for the afternoon…my great friend from college, Juliet and her husband Aaron (know by his grade school students as “AA-Ron”)
Another view of the bridge from one of the canal locks.

The famous Oregon Blackberries are starting to come into season.
Absolutely, delicious !
The obscured view toward Washington.
A new pair of shoes to start a new state:-)