I would have lots of company on the Pacific Crest Trail, judging by the amount of cars parked in the Lava Camp Lake near McKenzie Pass east of Eugene. The parking lot and trail were full of casual weekend backpackers, day hikers and hardy through-hikers walking all the way to Canada. It was easy to distinguish the through-hikers from the casuals as they had a certain “air” about them that lingered on the trail long after they’d passed by. Plus, commensurate with being on the trail for three months, their hair was uncombed and sticking out in all directions, with …
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