Day 84: Ashland Zero Day 2

Miles: 0

A real quick and dirty blog today – I did nothing.

It was hot out. A straight week of over 100 degrees and very smoky. Visibility is down to a mile in town. I have no idea what the Ashland surrounds look like.

I took the opportunity to stay inside with the aircon on, utilising free high speed wifi to watch a lot of YouTube and movies on TV.

Grabbed food for four days and pigged out on a whole tub of chocolate ice cream.

About mickbeckers

G'day my name is Mick. I have a love for all things outdoors. In 2014-15 I completed a thru-hike of Te Araroa in New Zealand which now has me addicted to long distance hiking. Day to day I'm a forest firefighter in Australia and have the opportunity to work internationally. Much to the annoyance of my neighbours I also have 20 years under my belt as a drummer for several bands.
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7 Responses to Day 84: Ashland Zero Day 2

  1. maggie says:

    It looks and sounds like Ashland is living up to its name.

  2. jemma and laika says:

    whats the hottest temp its got to

  3. Glenn says:

    Hi when do you think you will continue your walk again?
    what has been your favourite place so far?
    from tess, jo and meg

    • mickbeckers says:

      Sorry for such a late reply – I’ve had no phone service for days. I had two days off in Ashland and have been on the go since then. Should get to Cascade Locks in 2 days and will take a day off, then only have a couple of weeks left to go.

      Favourite place so far would have to be the high Sierra mountains. Really, really beautiful country.

  4. Marty and Robyn says:

    Hi Mick
    Marty and Robyn here. We were late starters on your blog but have been reading a few each night. We call it ‘Mick Beckers time’. It’s very romantic. Anyway, we’ve finally caught up to you! Holy crap you’re walking a long way. Massive days. We walked 20km today and we’re toast. Tomorrow we’re taking a zero. But looking forward to following you smashing it out.

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