I used Lyft for a ride to the trailhead and got on trail by 8:30! Bad news: more lava rock. 😖
Met a couple of ladies who said once past Santium Pass there wasn’t any more volcanic trail. Yea!!!
Made it to Santium Pass and called it a night.
The climb out of Santium wasn’t too bad, and I bid goodbye to the Sisters.
By the afternoon I said Hello to Mount Jefferson, a really pretty extinct volcano. Per the maps I’ll be hitting the south and west sides tomorrow.
Over 10 miles of fresh burnt forest. (Last year) Slow going, dirty and sad.
I stopped partially up a 2,500ft climb.
I climbed to 7,000ft and what a view! My Jefferson to the south and finally a view of Mt Hood to the north! The end of my journey…
Also at the top: Snow fields. In August!
Stopped for the night at Olallie Lake where they have a small resort store. Bliss! I didn’t want a beer, but a soda and potato chips were wonderful.
View from the porch at Olallie with Mt Jefferson.
Here is the view of Mt Hood:
Ice fields in August! Can’t get a break…