Day 120 - Oregon!!!

I woke up with a renewed appreciation for what is, and although still experiencing some discomfort while breathing, forgot my worries and pains after putting my pack on and starting to move.

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It was a gorgeous morning and I was alive. 

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I crossed paths with a young deer. 

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And then strode to the California finish line by 11 a.m.

After nearly 1,700 miles and 120 days, I made it to Oregon. 

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And so did my brother. 

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I was soon greeted by the Beaver Creek Family, who welcomed me with fresh fruit and energy bars. 

Thanks guys! 

Thanks guys! 

Here are some of my first glimpses of Oregon. 

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By dinner time I reached another milestone. 

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I was running out of food options so I celebrated with a cup of generic Lucky Charms or Marshmellow Mateys to be precise. 

Yum. 

Yum. 

I pushed on to squeeze a few more miles into my day and thereby hasten my arrival to Ashland, the first real city near the trail since South Lake Tahoe, some 600 miles ago.  

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I stopped near sundown to check in with my parents, and caught the last of the sunset while enjoying a cold soda that had been left by some trail angels.

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<3 Will