Day 146: August 26th
Mile 2140.7 (Wahtum Lake) to Mile 2155 (Cascade Locks)
From Wahtum Lake I continued on the official Pacific Crest Trail to the small town of Cascade Locks. Few PCT hikers actually take this official route as most hike the very senic and amazing Eagle Creek alternate trail into town. I saw only one southbound section hiker and otherwise had the trail all to my self.
The official PCT is a pleasant enough hike. As one might expect it stays much higher along forested ridgetops most of the way before dropping 4,000 feet to Cascade Locks in just a fee miles. The Eagle Creek alternate, while not crest-like, is a truly amazing trail and is highly recommend.
Tonight I am camped with Deb at the Marine RV park just a few steps across the Bridge of the Gods from the State of Washington.