Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quick Hiker Update

I just got off the phone with Will, who says they made it to Crater Lake around noon, and have joined up with his family. They spent the afternoon showering, wandering around, drinking beer, and eating sandwiches and brownies, and will have cheeseburgers for dinner. Sounds pretty nice to me! At this point, they are planning to finish their hike 1 day ahead of schedule, so that Tom (the brother) can get back in time to go back to school. Pretty amazing if you think back to that first week when they were two days behind with an injured hiker!

He is having his mom take pictures to send to me, and he said he'll write up a little blurb of a recap post for me to post to the trail journal, so be on the lookout for that sometime this weekend, if you're following their journey. :-)


  1. I find it so interesting that men still feel the need to go on a vision quest even in these modern days at about our age. My friend Matt Kendon rode his bike with a friend from Brighton, UK to Spain about a year ago. He got as far as Barcelona before deciding to take a train home, and I think he left the (seriously wrecked) bike on the side of the road down there. Either way, I wonder what it is in young men that makes them decide to ride out, walk away, go west, drive off into the sunset, what have you, when they're in their early to mid 20's.

    Hell, if I include that, I suppose I did, and may still be doing, the same thing. Maybe it's not just men.

  2. now I feel an urge to re-read On The Road.