Today was OREGON!! Since I camped away from gb last night, I got packed and walked over to him down the trail where he was camped. I was a bit early so I sat looking up at the stars while I waited for him. It was a chillyyyy morning. Jackets and gloves all on. I even wore my gf leggings. We passed tons of other campers. I was wide awake and ready to get to the border. It was a gradual hill up to the border. The whole time we were getting closer, I kept looking at every tree wondering if that was the one. We get to the border and I let out a squeal. There's a sign with the mileage left and a trail register. We flip through the pages looking at all the people who have come through. Gb takes his last pee in California and I eat my last snack. We break and take some pics but it gets chilly quick. I hike on.
As soon as I start hiking in Oregon, I got lazy. I just wanted to sit on top of the ridge sharing my border pic and texting my friends from home. I walked slowly to the water source and was bombarded with a million hikers and day hikers. I was also starving. I guess I was hangry bc the slack packers were smoking, being so loud and talking about getting wasted. I was irritated and quickly made some unappetizing cold mashies. Then I was off. I put on some new found glory and all of a sudden, I was in such a good mood! The landscape started to change and it was beautiful. I finally felt like I was in Oregon. Passed a ton of friendly older hikers and kept up my pace. I skipped down to the trail and met gb for lunch. We talked about how bad we smell. If I look down and smell my shoulders where my backpack strap sits, the stench is real. I compared it to the smell of sour pickles.
Then it was just a few miles to camp. Today was a small mileage day but it's ok. We set up camp off a dirt road. My food bag is actually almost gone! Usually I have so much food leftover but I think I packed well this time yay. We talked about Canada and stuff. I want to be done by the 20 and want to up our mileage but I don't want to make gb feel rushed. We would like to reach the border together. It'd be sad to split up again. We def have a routine down now and it's been really fun hiking together these last few weeks. We will just have to play it by ear. We can't wait to get to town tomorrow!