I really don't know where I am. I mean, I know I'm in Washington, southern section. I'm in a rain forest area. There is an unsigned crossing of the PCT right to my right but what road I've found myself on is a puzzle to me. Note to self: don't rely on Washington state maps for side road knowledge. But since I was looking for the PCT I guess I'm successful!
Anyway I put out my new, bigger sign right at the spot where the trail crosses the road, pointing towards my truck. In no time flat I had two hikers eating my junk food and seemingly quite happy about it. Border Control and Creature Child. He tall, bearded and, you guessed it, thin as a rail while she was chatty, friendly and wearing a raccoon tail pinned to the seat of her pants. I didn't ask.
I then drove to Cascade Locks and got a room at the Bridge of the Gods Motel and RV Park. Long name, clean room, nothing fancy. Tomorrow I'm headed to Sisters.
Pictures of the bridge and Columbia River, plus the hikers I met today.