I spoke to Lauren this morning and she is doing great! She survived her first thunderstorm on the trail and even had a positive attitude after a very wet night. She loves her Feathered Friends sleeping bag and is surprised that so many people want to hear her experiences from the PCT. She anticipated 12 mile days to start but the trail quality is good and she has yet to feel the strain she expected. It is highly likely that she will increase her pace but is being very judicious about accelerating too quickly. She is likely to stay at Duke Shelter tonight near Hawk Mountain.