This week flew by on the trail, there was much to see, and a few milestones were reached. The 4800-ft climb out of Seiad Valley was rough, but it also meant climbing up to higher elevation, cooler temps, and leaving behind the last of the poison Oak!
Several of the people who were hiking near me, I’ll probably never see again, as they are doing the “Oregon challenge”. This is hiking from CA border to WA border in 14 days, about 32 miles per day!
Day 97: (July 26th)
Day 98: (July 27th)
Day 99: (July 28th)
Day 100: (July 29th)
Day 101: (July 30th)
Day 102: (July 31st)
Ashland was a really cool city– organic grocers, used bookstores, outdoor theater, microbreweries, and bicycles and college students everywhere. Felt like home!
Day 103: (August 1st)
No pictures today, had to recuperate from the evening’s activities and do town chores. More miles next week, and possibly crossing paths with Kalmia (“Bonus Miles”), my sobo friend from back home!