California / by nigel grey

It has arrived! Or we have, rather. The long march through Cali begins.  

It hasn't dissapaponted. Something about crossing the border feels more familiar but also more rugged. The terrain has been unrelenting in its beauty... and challenges. We were met with an 8 mile, 4,500 ft descent into Seiad Valley - lined with poison oak - followed by a 5,200 ft, 16 mile climb - lined with poison oak. Life is good. 

As we relax at a lovely B&B in Etna, we're excited to share some new photos! Thanks for viewing. :)

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Nancy - our Ashland trail angel & fast friend  

Nancy - our Ashland trail angel & fast friend  

Another dinner

Another dinner

Two backpacks and a tree

Two backpacks and a tree

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Morning light

Morning light

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First California sunset

First California sunset

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One or three? 

One or three? 

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The view from the the trail  

The view from the the trail  

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Happy trails, 

N+C