These were some photos I took from Wa Na Pa Street. The photo of the real bridge was taken from Marine Park towards the parking lot by the fishing area at Marine Park.
I walked around Marine Park waiting for PCT Days to open. I didn't take any photos of the area with all the booths and food trucks.
There is a statue of a cougar and Sacajawea carrying her papoose. The Sternwheeler was returning from a tour. I took two photos of tribal fishing platforms that are used by the Native Americans who fish for salmon on the Columbia River.
I sat on the rocky protuberance. Thunder Island is in the background where the thru-hikers could camp for free during PCT Days.
PCT Days has many vendors selling everything from books to dehydrated food, stoves, tents, backpacks etc... I stopped by Next Adventure and was fitted for some insoles for my Altra trail shoes. The person who fitted my foot knew what he was talking about.
I met Liz 'Snorkel' Thomas who advocated Thru-hiking your city and is a long distance hiker. That was cool. I always enjoy meeting and talking to people who I feature on my website.
I bought a couple of books from Mountaineers Books as they had them marked down to $10 per book.
As a section hiker I looked at the latest and lightest gear. I have my backpacking gear from probably the early 90's. Remember the inflatable Thermarest pad? You open the valve and it inflates on it's own.
It was an enjoyable event. A great gathering of thru-hikers who used this time to rest, catch up with their hiker friends and eat.
I headed home in the late afternoon.
5/26/2023 08:34:53 am
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I am an avid walker and hiker. My favorite is a long hike. I also enjoy taking off and going on a meandering walk for a few hours. I've hiked rim to rim in the Grand Canyon and I did 3 Burning Boot Walks on Vancouver Island.