Positive thinking works 50 percent of the time

Trip Start Aug 06, 2009
Trip End Sep 03, 2009

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Olympic National Park to St. Helen’s, Washington/Crater Lake, Oregon

The night before I check the weather report with the hopes of catching a break, no luck, the weather is going to continue to be overcast and cold.  So I get up at 4:30 to be on the rode to St. Helen’s, keeping in mind that I will need to keep an eye out for deer, bears and the locals. 

As I get closer to St. Helen’s I cm not getting the best vibe, the fog has burned off in the lower elevations but as I start to head up the mountain it is looking packed.  I make the decision to continue with the slight hopes that it might be clear in the higher elevations, no luck and 45 minutes wasted on hope.
I was going to stay the night but decided to continue on to Crater Lake where the weather is clear and cool.

To make up time I take the Interstate so I can reach the campground by no later than 4pm, since I don’t have a reservation and the fact that it is Friday scares me but I am positive that a spot will open.  I approach the reservation kiosk and notice a small sign with bold wording “campground full”.  The chicken nuggets that I wolfed down as I drove like a madman start to do summersaults in my stomach.   A pair of young ladies are in front of me, as they finish up with the attendant I over hear them saying “I hope whoever gets our spot appreciates their luck”.  I step up and ask the man for some good news and he smiles and gives me the young ladies former spot (I make it a point to catch up with the girls an thank them). 

With the campsite secured I venture out to grab a few shots as the sun starts to go down.  Did I forget to mention that I haven’t showered in two days?  I make sure to grab my shots and leave plenty of time for a shower at the campgrounds.  Now that I am feeling more human I will call it a night and prep for an early morning, more shots tomorrow.

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