The final stretch.
Welcome stay at Olallie. Things I liked:
- Got rid of trash!!! It’s amazing the volume I generate daily.
- Pit toilet! No cat hole in the morning.
- Table to have dinner on.
- Nice lake with a killer view to wake up to.
However, not a good start to the day. I took my time and left at 6:40… And promptly turned the wrong way and hiked up a storm for nearly two miles before realizing I was an idiot. So, four miles later I finally headed north. This just killed my day. 😥
Camped next to a spring. Peaceful but damp and cold. Hill climb in the morning but pretty easy the rest of the day.
The hill wasn’t too bad and I still made 10 miles by noon.
Stopped for the night at a real nice lake: Timothy Lake.
I’d do more miles, but the damned feet are back to hurting. 😞
However, that dip in the lake sure felt wonderful. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
19 miles to go! Annnd, it’s all uphill. Literally.
Timberline Lodge is 2,800ft higher. UGH (whine, whine)
And the smoky haze is back. I haven’t seen Mt Hood since that one time from the 7k ridge several days ago, and now the view sucks. 😞
And the hike up almost killed me. Seriously.
I couldn’t wait for the hike to be over, But DAMN I’m exhausted. Now to catch a ride to Portland.
Here I am above: filthy, stinky and proud at the top!
Entering Mount Hood area:
A very small part of Timothy Lake:
A small gem: Little Crater Lake! Actually a spring making a deep, cold pool. The pictures don’t do the deep teal color justice.