Day 1 on the Trail – Timberline Lodge To Salvation Springs

September 11th; Approx. 20 miles Last night I quickly rushed to switch around all my packing to get ready to hike, and then went downstairs to meet everyone more formally (and was also treated to an amazing dinner of eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns). Soon we were all in bed, ready for an early 4:40am wake up. By 8:15 this morning, we had made the drive, I met Farmboy, and the four of us, Splints, FB, their dad, and I, were on our way from Timberline Lodge (actually used as the exterior in the movie “The Shining”). The hiking was great. It felt so good to be on the trail again that I felt I would have no problem with 30 miles, as my friend Barrel Roll was warning me I’d have to do when they caught up to me. Also there were some great views along the way of Mt.
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Day Thirteen: Fort Bragg, CA to Coss Bay, OR

September 9th Miles 4351-4704 It is definitely starting to get a lot colder as I keep on moving north, especially as I’m getting more into the mountains. So I woke up right after the sun had risen, quickly packed up, threw out my collected garbage, and hit the road with no one the wiser (except probably the whole park given how loud my pipes are). The nice thing about the cold though is the lingering fog that hangs around the mountains, cliffs, and beaches. So, even though I’m all wrapped up in leathers and layers, it adds a really nice touch to the scenery. Speaking of which, today the road moved away from the coastline, and stayed that way for a while. The road leading into the mountains wound its way through for 22 miles, this time really reminding me of the Tail because of the forest we were in.
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