23.2 miles to Timberline Lodge
2107.7 total miles
Today’s hike was mostly in the trees with a few views of Mt Hood. Finally the trail was in the open on the flanks of Mt Hood and then I arrived at the wonderful Timberline Lodge.
I took a sink bath in the building below the lodge. I saw the French couple, Sugar Babel and Yet I Boy for the first time since Donner Lake.
We hung out at Timberline Lodge drinking beers and soaking in the view.
A guy gave 4 of us thruhikers $20 each for dinner or breakfast….. said he enjoyed our stories.
Bigfoot, MountainGoat and I watched the sunset while eating our backpacking dinners on the front deck. We are now camped above the lodge in the trees. Breakfast buffet tomorrow!
I tried to talk Grasshopper into staying another night. But she had to get back to California.