Day 112, 32.5 miles
Mount Hood National Forest Richard L Kohnstamm Wilderness
Easiest day ever. Well, relatively speaking. I started at 6:30am and ended at 5:30pm, only stopping three times to filter water. A shorter day than most. Soft, wide path through the shady, cool forest most of the day. The trail was clear of debris except the occasional roots and rocks which my feet inevitably stumble over, trip, or stub a toe on.
The trail edged along Timothy Lake. A large, jade green lake with many lovely camp sites on its shore. In the afternoon the trail went up and along several mountain ridges. Lovely peekaboo views of Mount Hood through the trees. The last mile sucked. Uphill sand!? But the reward was Mount Hood up close and personal.
I am stealth camped in the trees above Timberline Lodge. Timberline Lodge is a historic building turned tourist destination. It happens to be right on the pct. There is a buffet breakfast that starts at 7:30 am. I am going to slay it.
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What a journey you are on. Been following; thanks for the great photos and narrative.
Did you eat 6,000 calories at the buffet or more?
I like to think I did. But, I got full fast. It was sooooo fantastic. I want to return there one day.
Can’t wait to hear about the buffet damage Sally. xx
Haha, It was unbelievably delicious. I’m not usually a buffet person, but I loved it. It was the best buffet I’ve ever damaged! So much quality food. Only $15 US.