The Timberline to Cascades Locks hike was only 50 miles and mostly down hill. Left Timberline after buffet breakfast( fantastic food) at 9:00 trying for a thirty mile day. Hiking around Mt. Hood is spectular. Great waterfalls and snow fields
Only got 29 miles out of Timberline on first day but camped on a ridge and watched a great sunset through the trees. Next day took the Eagle Creek trail to Cascade Locks. The trail was very steep with lots of loose dirt. I fell coming down one section an twisted my knee. No major issue except for being sore.
Grouped up with three other hikers after breakfast and planned to swim at Punchbowl Falls. Got past he falls and took a “shortcut” down to the creek. Unfortunately I slipped and slid down the hill over 50 feet bouncing over roots and rocks was able too stop my fall but lost some skin on my right arm and got some great bruises on my butt. The rest of the group decided to take the normal trail to the creek and skip the shortcut. ( smarter then me)
After stopping the bleeding I was able to swim and relax a bit at the falls A good crowd of day hikers were there swimming and relaxing at the falls as well
Left the falls and hiked the final 7 miles to Cascade Locks. Called my college friends, Chuck and Debbie in Portland and Debbie picked me up. I also picked up new shoes, equipment and a resupply box at the Post office
Went to Portland to relax for two days before the final 500 miles Had a great time with the Raby family seeing Portland and even going wine tasting.
Back on the trail on August 28th. On to Canada!!