On Sunday afternoon, Jacob, Jean, and Jerry drove me back to Cascade locks so I could get back on the trail.
Jacob walked across the Bridge of the Gods with me then I bade everyone farewell on the Washington side.
It was 4 pm and I had a few rocky miles of hiking before starting uphill. I hiked until nearly dark, going just over 11 miles and found a great campsite surrounded by trees to protect me from the wind.
I had entered Washington and only had 515 miles to go!
The following day, I finished the uphill climb and continued through the forest for most of the day, while occasionally getting a peek at the mountains in the distance.
After a mostly flatish afternoon, I started an 8 mile climb with over 2,000′ of elevation. The uphill took me until about 8 pm, when I reached a large campsite near a spring. It was a 35 mile day and I done.