It's been a while since I've given you a hiker update...so I thought I'd write to say the guys made it to Ashland! They have been making excellent time, despite the little delays in the first week, and now they get a day and a half to hang out in Ashland. He's going to try to see a show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (jealous!), and they should have fun just relaxing and recouping for a day.
There will be many more updates (including one about their adventure with the County Sheriff at Seiad Valley) on his trail journal, I'm sure, once he hooks up with a computer in a library or something. He's been getting pretty good reception for the last week or so, and we've been able to talk on the phone pretty frequently, but I'm still excited to read about it.