Dear California,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the following, plus more; the desert heat, the mountain passes, the month of life in the snow, the forest walks, the ridge line views, the sweat soaked days, the seven bears, the endless deer, marmots, the tears, the blood, the laughs, the endurance and strength of mind and body, the trail angels, the trail brothers and sisters, the few times you’ve made me think I may die and all those times you’ve made me truly experience life.

You’ve given me so much over the last 4 months that I’ll never forget, but you’re also bloody huge and I’m happy to say I’ve made it through.

Oregon, you sweet babe, lets see what you’ve got in store for us.