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Portland Trip (August 2018)

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Thursday, August 9th
Fly home

SFO arrivals were limited earlier today because of all the smoke, which caused a chain reaction which delayed our flight by about an hour. Not too bad. We still landed in SFO around 2:30pm, where we could still see and smell the smoke outside.

I can only hope that California doesn't burn like this in future years, but that may just be wishful thinking.

I do regret not being able to backpack in California this year - the first time we haven't done so since 2007. There's something very different about backpacking versus day-hiking beyond the obvious of just carrying more and sleeping outside. I think it affects your whole awareness of the elements. In any case, we have a backpacking trip planned for later this year, so I'm looking forward to that.


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