There is an opportunity to depart the PCT for 2 miles to check out Ramona Falls, so I did.
The trees opened up for great views of Mt Hood.
And Lost Lake.
And looking north, Ranier.
What I'll miss most are the sweeping views of the valleys. I hardly ever have company while I'm hiking, so it feels like these are unfolding just for me.
Met Penny Lane, badass northbound solo thru hiker from Seattle, and Diatom, moving quickly but memorizing the mile numbers for all his stories. Stealthfire, heading south, super brave. Thanks for being welcoming and awesome! This wasn't the best campsite for my last night, but chatting with you all made it much nicer!
Oh, found out I'm not 'just' a section hiker. I'm a LASHER. Long Ass Section Hiker. I wear my new title with pride!
One more day!