July 26 – Drop n’ Roll…a good hiker and friend

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
~Thornton Wilder

View Lake to Ollalie Lake
Timothy Lake to 3 miles above Little Crater Lake
16.2 miles

Such a positive and relaxing day.

I woke up at 4:00 AM concerned about the next reroute. The few miles I did walk on road yesterday killed my feet and I think aggravated my plantar fasciitis. I looked at the maps and the whole reroute was on road. So change of plan. I was hoping to see Drop n’ Roll and get a ride from Ollalie Lake, the beginning of detour, to Timothy Lake, the end of the reroute.

Just as I was almost to Ollalie Lake, here comes Drop n’ Roll walking up the trail. It was so good to see her again.

Turns out she not only was ready to transport me, but also had a ton of great quality food ready in her car for any hikers we might see. How fine is that?

Coincidently, at Timothy Lake there was a group of southbounders that needed a ride. Drop n’ Roll quickly pulled out her portable barbecue, cooked hamburgers with refreshments, chips and brownies.

Drop n’ Roll is nursing a stress fracture and is wearing a supportive boot. We decided to meet at Little Crater Lake and hike/camp together for a few miles. Even with that boot she walked quickly. She hauled beer, fresh sandwiches, and brownies for dinner and we enjoyed all of it around a campfire talking trail. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tomorrow I will be traversing around Mount Hood with a resupply at famous Timberline Lodge. I have always wanted to stay at the lodge and hoping it works out.

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11 Comments

  1. What a treat to meet up with Drop n’ Roll! I loved reading about her and her friends and Wired and yourself all last summer. Great to see recurring friends in the picture. And amazed that Drop n’ Roll could hike so well with her supportive boot on. Boots are a bummer, can’t even think how a supportive boot must feel.

    • She actually moved just as fast with the thing on. I think about that group often. It was so much fun sharing the shenanigans with others to enjoy.

  2. To read that you had a relaxing day, yet you walked 16 miles is an inspiration. 🙂

  3. I’ve never actually seen T Lake in Summer. Weird to think of. Beautiful pics! Thanks.

  4. Such fun pictures! =]

  5. You are deservin of that good weather and fine company, ‘Rockin!!

  6. letshike2

    Love the post Rockin’! So good to see you meet up with your CDT hiker companion DnR!!! “How neat is that!” lol Sorry but you were all so entertaining on the CDT last year I had to pull a quote. Happy Trails and thanks for the inspirations and info.

    • I just loved that phrase!!! I thought of that group so many times while hiking Oregon. A truly unique combo and experience. Such great memories I cherish. I am glad you also understood that!

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  7. great day except for the Planters 🙁
    You will love Timberline …the view..
    the food …the history
    Drop n roll looked great last saw her
    on You Tube ..you and Wired’s blog referencing the CDT thru hike .

    Safe travels

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