This is the 2 month anniversary of starting the trail and we still have about 3 more months to go. What a journey! We are both feeling strong, although we have both lost weight and are trying to eat more to keep it on. Tradja and Swipe finally made their appearance, we met them at the "Kick-off", drove them to the border and said, "see you somewhere in Oregon." It was so great to catch up with them, as always, God's timing is perfect.
Oregon was a State of contrasts, mountains, deserts, lava fields, burnt sections, forests, lakes ridges, it's beautiful! A lot of NOBO's think that its just a filler before getting to the Cascades, b we SOBO's see it differently. We're definitely in the middle of the Northbound herd, and see people every day, most of the time taking time to stop and talk (some days its hard to make progress down the trail).
Our relationship is very much like our hike, it has started out pretty challenging, but we are learning to adapt and have hope for greater things to come, but you can't get there without the challenges of the beginning.
We are loving being on this adventure together!