Hitched to Quincy and stopped in the Natural Foods store where I met Lucinda. She knows People's Coop in Portland as well as Miles who is on staff there. She ended up giving me a ride to Chester and now I'm back on the PCT. Thank you to the people who went so far out of their way to gives me rides around the fire.
The scenery ahead is clear and free of smoke and am heading into Lassen National Park.