Continuing the Pacific Crest Trail in 2008

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Day 21 *Update*

Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 09:07 PM

Lat: 44.2981

Long: -121.5593

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The picture is of our messy room after working out all our resuppys through the rest of Oregon. Turns out Oregon is not like CA because in CA there are many more places to buy stuff. Its hard to predict 5, 6, or even 10 days ahead on what we will need for food. If we over buy, our packs will be heavyer than needed, and the food will probaby go to waste. On the other hand we really don't want to be hungry either, as that really saps of the motivation to hike.

As a result, it took almost the entire afternoon to buy and pack our food and supplies. We are going to carry 5 days of food, and mail 3 days forward for a resupply in about 100 miles. We expect to be fed at two different resorts along the way, so we should be set for 10 or 11 nights which should finish Oregon.

Packing and finishing our chores pretty much killed the day. But I did get to spend an hour or two in the spa by myself, thinking about our hike and how greatly God has blessed me and my family.

I think we are ready to go tomorrow. We already have a ride arranged to get back to the trail.

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