21: Mt. Shasta, CA / OR Border

California / Oregon Border - August 7 - 22

Hello Friends!

It's been an amazing couple of weeks, and guess what!?!??! I'm in Oregon!!! 

California was a beautiful state and I loved living there for nearly the past three and a half months.  

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 a logging operation right next to the trail.

a logging operation right next to the trail.

 Trail magic at Soda Creek right before hitching into Mt. Shasta

Trail magic at Soda Creek right before hitching into Mt. Shasta

I left Mt. Shasta around midday and started the multi- hour climb into the Castle Craggs Wilderness. That night I camped at probably my favorite spot on trail so far with views of Mt. Shasta and Castle Craggs as well as an amazing sunrise and sunset!

 At camp that night

At camp that night

 mt. Shasta 

mt. Shasta 

 Castle Craggs

Castle Craggs

 Darlingtonia californica  The California pitcher plant! Super cool to see in person.

Darlingtonia californica

The California pitcher plant! Super cool to see in person.

 another beautiful sunny day in CA!

another beautiful sunny day in CA!

Next stop, Etna and then Seiad Valley. See Blog 22 to read about my double marathon day walking between the two cities in one day!

Seiad Valley was our last stop in California, then on to Oregon!

 perhaps the most hugged tree in America!

perhaps the most hugged tree in America!

The slogan for California should be- "California: The Longest State Ever"

It feels so good to be in Oregon finally. This proved to be a huge morale booster for everyone!

 Fancy Lunch

Fancy Lunch

For our first lunch in Oregon we decided to have Fancy Lunch, complete with table cloth, plastic utensils, plates, napkins and stemmeded cups! Thanks mom, for sending out all the accoutrements in my mail drop :)

 First sunset in Oregon.

First sunset in Oregon.

I'm in Ashland, OR right now, taking a rest day after all the heavy miles we've done over the past couple weeks. This is a pretty amazing town too, glad to spend some time here relaxing.

Can't wait to get back on trail though, I can always hear it's call after a day in town.  

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