8/15 We awake with the knowledge that we will be climbing all day.The terrain is changing, and were starting to get some views.Most the day is spent hop-scotching around other hikers. In the afternoon one of them turns around and says ” I’m so sick of climbing”. I feel ya. 3000 feet today.By the end of the day, we have a beautiful view of mt. Hood.Cell phone reception is a bonus and friendly neighbors.