Day 127: August 7th
Mile 1829.3 (Mazama Village) to Mile 1853.1
Today’s hike was along the very scenic and beautiful Crater Lake Rim. Thankfully the air was mostly clear, less effected by the smoke from the wildfires than the past few days.
It’s interesting to note that when I last hiked the Crater Lake Rim in 2008 the trail had Pacific Crest Trail signs. Then it was as if there were two PCTs: the Hiker’s PCT and the Equestrian’s PCT (that takes a lower route). It appears the National Park has removed the PCT signage from the Rim trail and today the Rim trail is now an alternate to the PCT.
I met Deb just north of Highway 138. Unfortunately she had a bad day and had a nasty deep cut on the heel of her foot that was still bleeding several hours later. After some discussion, we hopped in the car and drove to Medford to find a doctor. We booked the last available room at the Motel 6.