Getting out of town was easier than expected. After the breakfast in the motel and some last shopping, we were just standing at the street for a couple of minutes. An older couple stopped and offered a ride to the trail head: we don’t want you to stand out here in the smoke longer than necessary.
We got on trail at 10.30am. We refreshed at a water cache right at the trail head and started hiking out from Ashland and hopefully away from the smoke.
At 7.30pm we came to our planned tentsite with water at mile 1739 – an outlet with a waterfall from a lake.
22 miles – decent for a nero – considering that we only started hiking at 10.30am.