Nice walking to get to Crater Lake NP today. Some rolling trail over the mountains which passed through a burn section briefly. Since we just had the 23 miles we were in the camp/restaurant/store area for a late lunch.
The campground area here is nice and compact…showers and food close to where we are sleeping. Yabut and Elderly are letting us staying in the campsite they have which is right in the midst of the car camping family area. A little louder than we are used to, but it is only for tonight. I have my ear plugs on hand.
It seems like we have had a string of sleeping at or near campgrounds…kind of strange for us, but it usually means we can pick up some hot meals along the way, which is nice.
Tomorrow we plan to take a light day…waiting for Qball replacement shoes to arrive, hopefully in tomorrows delivery of mail here. Will probably hike up to the crater rim and do 10 miles or less.
I had bought gaitors online at a recent town stop and had them shipped here. Gaitors are pieces of fabric that go around the ankle and make it difficult for sand, dirt sticks and pebbles to get in ones shoe. I wish I had started the trail with them, as I am constantly getting junk in my shoes. Hope they work well.
Qball is still not feeling too good…upset stomach. Usually he can put away any food in front of him…but he only could get in bite of pizza…which made for the entertaining picture.
Daily Distance: 23
Trip Distance: 1,827.8