We drove into Bend to get a passport card for Canada and then went to Sisters Three Creeks Lodge for some food and a game of pool. Back up towards the pass - we camped at Cold Springs campground. Next morning trucks brought the firefighters in to the campground where they crashed on the ground in their sleeping bags- exhausted after being up all night fighting the fire.
Dropped Bouncer off- Flatlander and Flower waving as we went by.
Then we went back to Bend for some REI shopping. Read the names of our hiking family in the store's register. Some skipping going on as nervous hikers worry about getting to Canada in time.
We met Bouncer at the old Santiam wagon road and camped there. Flatlander and Flower stopped by and shared some snacks and some stories and Gonzo came over and joined us as well. In time they went on their way.
|Flatlander and Flower|
|Santiam Pass trailhead|