So I got fired from my job in the Bay area, where I have been saving up money after crossing the country twice hitching, and thought FUCK IT! I want to go see some people I know and love up the west coast. So, being the entrepreneuring, straight shooting, totally respectable and never done anything illegal in my entire life person, I decided to hop a train up to Portland. Took a bus up to Sacramento and then, using a tip I heard on the grapevine, hung out at a siding in north Sac until a IM stopped, and me and a friend hopped. Probably half the people that have ever hopped trains have done this route, but it was my first time, my previous experience being limited to the Southeast, and it was definitely a beautiful ride. Going through the cascades was hella beautiful, and it was a super easy ride, only being slightly sketchy even though I was in a shallow porch near Sacramento and Portland, respectively. Anyways, here's a video of going over Shasta Lake. Enjoy!