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Lion Heart and Ginonatt
City: Ukiah
State: Ca
Begins: Apr 20, 2009
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Aug 21st, 2009
Start: Ashland
End: Ashland
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 1,452.5

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 697
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Ashland Hostel

Ashland Anniversary Beads

Slept in until 6am and got up to the quiet of the hostel. Had the living room to ourselves until a few other hikers started to stir around 7am. Had a pre-breakfast of fruit and bagel. Front of todays paper detailed the pot bust that we saw as we hiked out of Seiad Valley. We might have forgotten to mention it but the 2nd day out of Seiad there were helicopters flying all around that were looking for people who were on the run from their pot farm. Over 1 billion dollar bust! Uploaded a bunch of journals and photos as Gino fixed his specialty. Breakfast burritos with wheat tortillas, potatoes, sausage, black beans, and eggs!

Did laundry as we changed rooms in the hostel. Got a new private room with a shared bathroom with one adjoining room. It's on the main floor where it is slightly cooler. Other hikers were giving us heck for having such a nice room while they were in bunks!

As the day went on, the living room filled with backpacks as the hikers who have been here for several days prepared to leave. To leave or not to leave, that is the question! We sorted through our resupply box and were able to create a 2 day resupply box that we sent to Timberline Lodge, not far from the OR/WA border. Filled out the box with a few things from the hiker box here at the hostel.

Went to lunch at Geppetos with mountain friend, Ed who just moved to Ashland and also Canadoug. Had great conversation all about our trail adventures. What a treat, thank you Ed!

Made a trip to the post office with a few packages as well as several of BackTrack's boxes and ran into Garbanzo, Buddy and Stink. They had just gotten into town because they had been held up by all the law enforcement guys from the pot bust. Also saw 5 dollar and as were standing there a lady pulls up and asks if we were PCT hikers. Yes of course and then she hands us a gift certificate to Standing Stone Brewery for a pitcher of beer. What a wonderful trail angel!

Went to the bead shop where we picked out beads to make anniversary bracelets. Headed back to the hostel for more strawberry milkshakes and contemplated a second zero. Didn't actually get much of a chance to rest today. Decided on a pizza dinner with Todd and BackTrack. Calzones all around, Yum!

Went to a few bars looking for Wisconsin and Fyrefly but didn't find them. Gino and BackTrack played a game of pool and then we headed back to the hostel. Ice cream with strawberries! What a day!

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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650-mile national scenic trail that runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. The PCT traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas and 7 national parks. The PCT passes through 6 out of 7 of North Americas ecozones. Learn more: www.pcta.org

 

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