It actually got a little chilly last night. Nothing bad, but I hadn’t felt that since I left the trail mid-June.
Today was kind of special for a number of reasons, including several milestones.
Six miles into the day I made it to the Oregon border.
In case you can’t see the pic that well…
“Oh California, I love you so
Your beauty is endless but I now must go
I shall return, and that’s a fact
There’s 500 miles you owe me back
Don’t despair, just sing a tune
Our September Rendezvous will be here soon”
This group was doing a 200 mile horse packing trip southbound. They had a lot of questions for me about the snow ahead. I’m not sure how well the horses will navigate a couple of those steep snowy sections.
I had some extra motivation to put in my longest mileage day yet…the offer of a bed, shower, food and all the comforts of home from Jeannie and Minor Mathews in Medford, OR. They are the parents of a longtime friend of mine in Colorado (Shane). They are all avid blog followers and graciously reached out to me and offered to pick me up where the trail crossed the highway.