Yesterday we reached the halfway mark on the trail! The hike has been getting better and better. I'm really grateful to be so healthy and happy this far, and glad I still have 1,315 miles ahead of me to hike. After two months of days and nights on the trail, I'm completely accustomed to this life of freedom, and right now I can't imagine living any other way.

I came down this morning to the town of Chester, where I'm resupplying food. I'm camping down here for the night, and heading back up to the trail tomorrow. After two months on the trail together, Casey and I parted ways today, as he is heading back east for his brother's wedding. We'll be meeting up again at the end of the month at the California-Oregon border.