Day 99 (20180707): 2058-2096.9

Today I made it to Timberline Lodge which is kinda famous for its breakfast buffet that I will get tomorrow.

I had setup my tarp last night so I was a bit slow in getting started and was not on trail before 0620.

 One of the last open views before entering the green tunnel for most of the day
One of the last open views before entering the green tunnel for most of the day

The day was kinda boring until the final climb to Timberline Lodge since most of the trail was in forest.

 Timothy Lake where I had lunch
Timothy Lake where I had lunch

I was not bothered by mosquitos too much and even managed to find a lunch spot without any mosquitos.

 Little Crater Lake was quite the beautiful sight
Little Crater Lake was quite the beautiful sight

Not long after lunch I took a short side trail to Little Crater Lake. The lake was very beautiful.

 The lake was amazingly clear
The lake was amazingly clear
 I had to get a selfie at the lake
I had to get a selfie at the lake
 First somewhat clear view of Mt Hood
First somewhat clear view of Mt Hood

On the final climb to Timberline Lodge I finally had views and they were amazing of both Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood.

 As I finally got above the treeline I could see Mt Hood clearly
As I finally got above the treeline I could see Mt Hood clearly
 Looking back towards Mt Jefferson it is easy to see that I am moving
Looking back towards Mt Jefferson it is easy to see that I am moving

I had originally planned to only get breakfast at the lodge but when I arrived at the campsite and junction I got tempted and went to the lodge.

I was not sure when they closed but was happy to discover that the bar served food till 2300.

 Last rays of sun hitting Mt Hood
Last rays of sun hitting Mt Hood

After dinner I went back to the junction to camp. Quite a few other hikers were camped there and I spoke a bit with a few of them before going to bed.

 Nice sunset near Timberline Lodge
Nice sunset near Timberline Lodge

Tomorrow morning I will get the breakfast buffet which starts at 0730. This means I will start hiking late. But I just have to make it to Cascade Locks monday, I would prefer to do at least 30 miles tomorrow but I do not have to.

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