Day 113 – Friday, August 1
I crossed over into Oregon on Monday, July 21 and ended up doing another very long day into Ashland (35.8 miles) to the Callahan’s Mountain Lodge off Interstate 5. It was raining so that was part of the reason why I just kept going. I got there in time to get my first mug of beer free (offered to thru hikers) and of course moved right on into the restaurant for dinner. It continued to rain so I went ahead and got a room there vs. the camping that they offer PCT hikers coming through. The next morning I had breakfast and I met a couple from Portland who offered to take me to Ashland so I could resupply. After lunch in Ashland, I caught a shuttle service back up the mountain to Callahan’s and I finished packing up and headed right back to the trail sometime around 2:00 p.m. It was a fairly quick town stop and the lodge where I stayed did not have a business center for me to get a blog update out during that town stop. So I’m way behind on the blogging but making good head way up the trail.
It took me about a day to get into the rhythm of hiking again after getting back on the trail from getting rattled.
It’s still always amazing to me how much thru hikers can eat. Here “Patches” takes on the Seiad Valley Pancake challenge after already having a Root-Beer Float for a starter.
I created a new camp dessert that’s out of this world!
I really enjoyed hiking through Crater Lake!
I found where Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD, signed the log book back in 1995 at Shelter Cove Resort.
Here are some additional photos from the past couple of weeks.