I myself got out of Ashland today. I’m currently in Yreka California. Holden and Jordan are still in Ashland. I got a ride to a rest stop over the Oregon border into California. I then walked most of 10 miles into Yreka but luckily a random dude spared me the last 2-3. While I am fucking exhausted I did get to see some absolutely beautiful places. I walked a rural route over wooded mountain valleys with rapids below.
I do have that certain dread I’ve gotten before being alone in unknown obscure places at the mercy of fate. But thats why I stuck with trying to get a ride in the rain out of Ashland, and why I walked from the rest stop. It’s easy to feel powerless when set out alone in a vast world with a back pack and a sleeping bag. But fuck that. I endure.