Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 20, 2011

Start: 1727
End: 1750

Today we got back on the trail after a wonderful time in Ashland. Mitzi gave us a ride back to the trail, and we were off!

The miles seemed to fly by fairly quickly today. Early in the day we passed near Pilot Rock, then continued through the rolling terrain to Hyatt Lake. The reason that things went so quickly for me is due to audio books. I started listening to "Catch Me If You Can" by Frank Abagnale, Jr., and it has been enthralling. The things he was able to get away with are amazing. The book has much more of his story than the movie, I can't wait to hear what happens next!

Just before we got to camp I started thinking a little bit about the end of the trail. I know there are still many miles, but yesterday we worked out our projected schedule for the rest of the trail (projected finish on September 28), and it seems much closer now than it did when we crossed the Oregon border a couple days ago. It's a little to sad to think it will be over in just over 5 weeks, but at the same time doing nothing for a few days in a row sounds pretty good too... Maybe after the Portland marathon. :)

Sent from the PCT

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