Of course, even sick I couldn’t help but enjoy the surroundings. I started to notice just how many mushrooms were sprouting along the trail, so I took pictures. I don’t have a clue when it comes to mycology, so if you know what any of these are, let me know in the comments:
Spotting and photographing fungi was a great distraction from being sick. I managed to work my way back to the car in good time and I headed home.
I really was sick. I missed three days of work after that, and even then I was coughing up phlegm for a couple weeks, but I recovered nicely, and in less time that I usually do when it gets into my lungs. I’m all good now.
The Renegade boots with stock insoles did good. I think they will be fine this way. That’s good news headed into winter, because in Oregon it’ll be wet until June now.
I covered another 8.85 miles of this trail on this outing (each way) for a total of 17.7 miles on the day, which is not bad at all for a sick person. Only about 11 miles of this trail (in 2 segments) remain and then I will have walked the whole route. I’ll be back.
Here is the KMZ file with my route. Please feel free to download the file and view it in Google Earth.