We skipped ahead to Ashland shortly after the last blog post, and hiked for a few days in a heat wave, with a string of big wildfires behind and ahead of us. But we (I in particular) had lost momentum and wanted to do some other non-PCT traveling for the rest of my leave from work, so we ended up getting off the trail, seeing some Shakespeare in Ashland, going to a bunch of Oregon's many brewpubs for a few days, and then driving down the coast back to Berkeley. I hiked about 1285 miles, and Marina hiked 850ish in total. It was a great trip, and we're looking forward to doing more pieces of the PCT over the next few years.
Right now we're still in Berkeley, planning some more travel adventures this fall. We might blog some more about our travels here, or at least put a pointer to a new travel blog if we start one.
As always, happy trails!