29 Jul Cruising Across Oregon
Ashland was a blast. Full of Indian food buffets, free haircuts, a BBQ, and some free outdoor theatre. I was ready to get back ok the trail though when the time came.
Canada is calling to me. It’s a strong pull North. It’s hard to imagine slowing or stopping anywhere for long at this point. Birdman and I charged out to put 20 on the board Friday. The next day he set out early and I did t see him all day. He had plans to bird at the lakes so I figured he took a turn off somewhere. He’s building his Oregon bird list and meeting his wife up North a bit.
I’m itching to get to Canada so I’ve pushed on. I’m hoping he catches me soon or at least in Washington.
Otherwise, I’m pushing into the wilds of Oregon and searching for the elusive yetti. None sighted yet although I heard some unidentified crashing through the woods and am pretty sure it was a ‘squatch.
Put it my biggest day yet yesterday doing 37 and rolled into Crater Lake after 22 miles today at 1pm. My body is feeling remarkably good. I’ve been reading Born to Run, which someone left in the trail. It’s a fantastic book and has me running down the trail like a wild man at times. My form actually feels better when I’m running so when my feet get sore I’ll jog for a bit. The pack bounces a bit too much to sustain it but it’s a lot of fun.
Oregon has been a rolling gentle trail so far. I hear the first should thicken and water will be plentiful again soon. I look forward to it all.
– Strong Silent Cowboy