Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Start: Junction with trail to I-5 at Mile 1715.2, 4475 ft
Finish: Junction with trail to I-5 at Mile 1715.2, 4475 ft
Daily Miles: 0.0 PCT
Total PCT Miles: 1174.9
Weather: Very warm and sunny
Accommodation: Room at Rodeway Inn, Ashland
Breakfast: Waffle, boiled eggs and banana
Lunch: Tuna sub and M&M cookies
Dinner: Pizza, ice cream & rice
Highlight: Getting quite a lot done.
Lowlight: Not getting much time to relax
Pictures: No pictures today
There wasn’t much time for relaxing today as I worked out my schedule in detail for the next three weeks including where I will resupply. I also organised gear to be mailed ahead and other stuff to be stored, shopped for supplies and picked up my resoled boots from downtown. After a close look at the remainder of my hike, I booked my return flight to Australia. It only took two hours on the phone to Qantas! I now have a schedule I need to stick to, with a couple of buffer days, and am hoping that will be motivating. All going well, I will finish hiking on 6 October.
I’m a bit worried about how easy it will be to hitchhike back to the trail tomorrow morning from where I am staying, so will try to be early, but also want to get a good night’s sleep in a proper bed, and a reasonable breakfast before I hit the road.