Cam, Erin, LandShark, and me during our visit at Crater Lake. They
drove all the way up here just to spend one night with us... and it
was fun. We laughed, we cried, we made them hike 4 mikes with us, we
ate lots of spaghetti with homemade sauce, and we played a rousing
game of poker with Johnny Cache and Rafiki.
It was wonderful to see them and sad to say goodbye. While we still
love our hike, seeing friends and family makes us realize how much we
look forward to coming home.
The 100 miles from Ashland to Crater Lake was somewhat uneventful. We
did enjoy big miles, big trees that provided shade, and a few scenic
views. We also met a section hiker who had to get in his tent because
of the mosquitos - he's a former marine. I didn't think they were that
One final note - I now fit in Erin's jeans. Who would have ever