PCT 2015 – Week 13

30 July – Day 86 – mi. 1664 – Oregon border – reflections on California and 1700 miles – sunset beauty – 1st OR camp – mi. 1691

 

California/Oregon border

    
31 July – Day 87 – mi. 1691 – wake up, choked with smoke and glowing hazy sunrise – exhausted from breathing smoke and lots of miles – Callahan’s lodge – Ponte – Chicory’s birthday! – Ashland, OR hostel – mi. 1716

 

First Oregon sunrise

 
1 Aug – Day 88 – no miles – rest day in Ashland – excited to resupply with good food from natural food store – top chefs Middle and Ciervo make coconut, pineapple roast – late night with hiking friends – Swing Tree brewery – hostel again

 

Short and shoe twins

 
2 Aug – Day 89 – mi. 1716 –  leftovers for breakfast – left town at noon – road walk – well executed  rest day – picked up a stove and pot – bye to Hundo – Highwater leaves to let fracture heal – late night road walk to cabin at Hyatt lake resort (thanks Middle) – hot tub, movies, ice cream sandwiches and bed – Hummingbird, KC, Teflon, Over Easy, Ladies Man, D’lux – Hyatt lake resort cabin – mi. 1740

 

Road walk out of Callahan’s

 
3 Aug – Day 90 – mi. 1740 –  lazy morning in the cabin with coffee – smoke filtered red glowing sunset – orange volcanic pumice stone covered trail winding through gray black boulder flows and evergreen forest – black mountain hut – southbounders – feeling tired and stiff – sore top of left ankle again – lava field camp – mi. 1766

 

Trail Grafitti

 
4 Aug – Day 91 – mi. 1766 – first coffee with new stove – bandana filter – Fish Lake Cafe – town food temptation is strong, I’m weak – Winedock – Fish Lake breakfast – low food = feeling blue – bored and kind of bummed on hike for a bit – food helped boost spirits – long dry stretches – volcanic talus fields and ridges – smokey views – talus radiating heat at night – treacherous night descent – invigorating night hike – crowded water camp – mi. 1797

 

Winedock hitching to breakfast

 
5 Aug – Day 92 – mi. 1797 – mile 1800! –  fresh, cool, early morning – fresh huckleberries thanks to Marty McFly – very tired and sleepy, can’t find energy to go faster – blisters are relentless – scrubby forest – expensive Mazama Village – resupply – the Barratz’! – pizza feast – view of lots of forest fires and smoke from the rim – Diamond Lake cabin – mi. 1818

Mile marker 1800

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