Another milestone: I reached mile 1700 today. This means I have hiked 200 miles on the PCT so far this year!
I have less than 400 miles to go! Damn, if only my feet hold out. 😖
I made I-5 today! Still somewhat hazy and HOT! Now to hitch to Ashland, OR.
One more thing, the PCT has a fire closure northeast of I-5. Callahans has a nice notice board out front, so I will be skipping 16 miles of trail and entering the PCT on Oregon hwy-66.
Staying in Ashland: The Hostel was full and the hotels downtown were pricy! $$$$ I ended up away from downtown at the Super-8 near the fwy. $73/nite is much better than $145+ and it’s really close to an Albertsons supermarket.
Someone said the fire victims were staying at some of them. Dunno.
Anyway, I’m not staying an extra day in Ashland; too expensive. I’ve got food, the hotel has laundry and I’m showered.
I checked and a taxi from my hotel to trail on Hwy-66 is estimated at about $50. 😳 It is what it is.
Hopefully I’ll get back on trail by late morning before noon.
This is Callahans and my sleeping on the lawn in Seiad: