Day 126, September 6, Mount Hood National Forest to Barlow Pass to Campsite, 3.1 miles (5 km)
We left our little haven in the forest around 8 this morning. We stopped for gas, I bought a burrito, and by 9.30 I said my goodbye to the boys at Barlow Pass. The trailhead had a little pic- nic table and I decided I needed some sleep first. The last two nights we often had too much fun so there was barely any sleep at night. My body felt like it could use a few hours of napping. I decided I would hike a few miles in the late afternoon so I would be closer to Timberline Lodge, where I will be tomorrow. That’s for then.The three miles were spent entirely in the forest. Beautiful forest. Oregon definitely has charm!
I came to a little creek, saw a nice, flat spot to camp, had my tent up, ate some pasta (pesto flavoured) and updated my blog. Time for a night of quality sleep in the quiet forest.