We did it. We finally cut the cord and got out of Ashland. Doc and Snakecharmer were staying with Doc’s friend Gina. She was nice enough to offer all of us a ride back to the trailhead. By 12:30, we were all back on the trail. It didn’t take too long until our legs reminded us both of how long we had been off the trail. We still managed eleven miles on stiff legs. The smoke that night made for an amazing sunset. Oh yea, we saw another rattlesnake too.