PCT Day 114

Old cabin to Ashland – 27 miles (44km) – 1717 miles total.

A New State! ๐ŸŽ‰ Finally out of California and into Oregon.

A thunderstorm and rain came in overnight. So it was nice to be under a roof. I was expecting everyone to be up super early, so I didn’t bother setting an alarm. However, no one was in a rush to get up, so when I looked at my watch it was already 6.30am.

I got ready and said goodbye to W. It was then a short walk to the border. One state down. Only two to go. The thing I’m most excited about is being in the Pacific Northwest a hotspot for Bigfoot sightings. Here’s hoping! I ran into a Day hiker and I told him why I was excited about being in Oregon, he looked at me like I was crazy. On the other hand, the guy I got a hitch into town with started telling me Bigfoot stories ๐Ÿ˜‚. Pick the kindred spirit.

Iโ€™ve made it to Oregon

The trail was pretty good for most of the day. Uphill to start the day, then downhill towards Ashland, which is always faster.

When I stopped for lunch, there was thunder in the distance. So I packed up lunch and walked another 2 miles to a pit toilet. I hung out in the pit toilet for 40 minutes while the worst of the thunder and rain past, then braved the remaining 7 miles.

Drinking my celebration border Whiskey in a pit toilet to stay warm

As I was road walking into town, I got a hitch and was soon meeting B at the hotel. When D arrived we went out for Mexican and I got a medium margarita to celebrate a new state. It was as big as my head! I’d hate to see how big a large is.

Today I am thankful for state crossings.

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