The next morning we woke up - had breakfast in the motor home at the Super Walmart & then off we went south on Hwy 5 to the Salem and switched to Hwy 22 East along the McKenzie River to head "home" to Bend..oh Wow...we are heading "home" to Bend! Our sis's were waiting and friends Polly & Corinne too...with a warm welcome! Driving along the river and seeing the beautiful Fall colors was just gorgeous!
Yes you can hike from Mexican border early Spring and hike the whole mountain ranges - Sierra's which is California and up through the Cascade's of Oregon and continue up through Washington State to the Canadian Border! People come do it from all over! Our friends Mark & Holly Scott just completed the track 2000 miles all together!
Pacific Crest Trail Worth a look on this Link!