Day 108 - Zero in Ashland, OR. 1716.2 (0.0)
Butterfingers and I had ever intention on leaving town today. A combination of relaxing in town, needing to go to the grocery store one more time and then ask for a ride (hitchhike) back to the trail, meant we arrived at the trail later than anticipated.
Then we learned Early Bird and The Worm were staying at Callahan's Lodge which is located within a mile of the trail. Wanting to go see them, Butterfingers and I decided to go and say hi. In doing so, we lost all motivation to hit the trail this day and decided to setup on the lawn of Callahan's Lodge (which they had set aside for PCT Hikers).
Hanging out at our tents, a Lodge worker came down to notify us that some of the people staying at the Lodge wanted to buy us a beer. Thinking it was Early Bird and The Worm being the kind Canadians they are, we went upstairs to the restaurant to say thanks. Instead we learned that it was a random couple who, knowing we were PCT hikers, saw us out of the lawn and simply wanted to give us an anonymous gift. Another form of trail magic you could say.