Adios Portland. Hola Cougar Washington!

Swift River Reservoir Campground

Swift River Reservoir Campground

Day #12    part 2

After having my bike stolen in the early afternoon, I spent the second half of June 21st pretending to be a duck. Ya know, let the bad shit roll off my back. Don’t let the bad stuff get me down.

I did walk away from REI with a new pair of hiking shoes that I love. So, that’s something good!

After filing the police report on my stolen bike, we made a quick stop down by the waterfront, just to have a peak. And then we left Oregon.

We headed towards Mt. St. Helens, in Washington. Stopped for the night in Cougar, at the very beautiful Swift River Reservoir Campground.

Our campsite @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Our campsite @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Mark & Dax @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Mark & Dax @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Swift River Reservoir Campground

Mark & Dax @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Surrounded by magnificent tall trees, bordered by the river, and sparsely populated, we had a lovely evening. Sat around the campfire and played music until late, with nobody nearby to complain!

Evening @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Evening @ Swift River Reservoir Campground

Today I realized that Mark and I had fallen into a couple of  rather traditional roles. Mark had become the “hunter.” And I had become the “gatherer.” Mark was the one who hunted around the grocery marts to find meat.  I was the one who gathered up kindling for our fires. And we never, ever, switched roles.

Gathering kindling for the fire

Gathering kindling for the fire

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